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Mark D. Roberts

Autumn is just now coming to the Texas Hill Country. I thought I’d share with you a couple of photos of Laity Lodge, the retreat center where I work.

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Laity Lodge is situated on the bank of the Frio River in the Hill Country, about two hours from San Antonio. It is in the middle of a 1900 acre ranch that is owned by the H.E. Butt Foundation. There are five other camps on the property, known as “free camps” because church and youth groups use the camps without charge. Learn more about the free camps here.

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This dirt road passes through Silver Creek Canyon. The trees here are oaks, mostly Lacey Oaks, which are native to the Texas Hill Country. Some of the trees are Live Oaks or Spanish Oaks. 

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