Saturday, December 3, 2011

James Kiehl River Bend Park - Comfort, TX

Driving home after the Thanksgiving meal from my parent's house, Frankie and I decided to take one of the back roads home.  We saw a sign pointing towards James Kiehl River Bend Park, which is on part of the Guadalupe River.  We recognized the name and decided to drive to it.  The address is: 118 River Bend Rd. Comfort TX 78013, if you would like to visit or look it up on a map.

James Kiehl was a solider who died in 2003 while in action in Iraq and was buried in the small town we use to live in.  I wrote a blog about the cemetery and you can read about it here.  If you ever got an email about a Texas style funeral for a solider, that was about James Kiehl and it is a true account.  

The park is a very beautiful place, of course, it didn't hurt that we were there in the fall season and the leaves had not all turned brown and fallen off yet.  I would like to share some pictures from our side tour.  I hope you enjoy them!

The signs:


James Kiehl River Bend Park Sign


James Kiehl River Bend Park Monument


James Kiehl River Bend Park Information


James Kiehl Park warning


The river:

River view

Clear water


Reminds me of a hippo


Bugs on the water


The plants:

James Kiehl River Bend Park Autumn

Sun bleached fallen tree


My favorites:

Old Train Tracks and Bridge

Colors of fall

Sun in the face