Bear Creek Retreat
13813 Carpenter Lane, Manchaca, Texas, 78652, United States
Travel Tips for Manchaca
If you're going to speak in...
If you're going to speak in the local dialect, get it right.
Y'ALL is only for when you're talking to more than one person, as in 'How many of y'all want to go play bingo tonight?'
If you need to include everybody, you say ALL OF Y'ALL. This usually comes after you've already said Y'ALL. For example, 'Are y'all hungry? Let's go to the Railroad Crossing and I'll buy all of y'all some lunch.'
Take whatever your stuff will fit in. If it's summer, think HOT. Other than that, be aware that it's possible to experience almost every weather condition within the span of 24 hours. You can't pack for that, so just figure that the weather is going to make you uncomfortable at some point. We do actually have grocery stores and pharmacies nearby. Bring what you need and go buy whatever you forget. Bring the right equipment for the job. Manchaca is actually reasonably close to civilization, so we have electricity and stuff like that. Think sunblock and insect repellent.
Boots, too. Snakes, you know. Bring a nice little gift for the people you're staying with.
If you were planning on camping or staying at a motel, you need to be looking at the information for Austin instead.
texasgal's Manchaca Page
Manchaca is too small to show up on most maps, but we've got a ZIP code. Manchaca is an unincorporated area - a town with a name but without a government or any of the municipal conveniences (like a water and wastewater system) that you find in a real town.
Big attractions: Cafe 1626, the Texican Cafe, and a Post Office where you never have to take a number. If you want to do something on Saturday night (or just about any other time), you go into Austin.
Give it another 10 or 20 years, and Manchaca will just be another neighborhood in South Austin.
It's a nice place to raise your babies. It's a mind-numbingly dull place to be a teen-ager.
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