First question -- have you had your car’s air conditioning checked recently? If the answer is yes, then there’s no excuse not to put pedal to metal this summer and traverse the great state of Texas on an epic road trip.
There are dozens of tiny Texas towns worth visiting, but we’ve charted one route from Austin to the town of Utopia that includes just about everything you need for a successful trek: waterfalls, spelunking, flowers, fresh fruit, vintage cowboy hats, rocks shaped like primates, horseback riding, and of course, swimming.
So, double-check that A/C and hit the ground running. The sooner you get out the door, the sooner you’ll be swimming beneath the oak trees.