Summer is upon us, and while the temperatures are about to go through the roof, the Hill Country is also brimming with stuff to do. Whether you want to revel in the heat or seek relief, here are some of the must-do items on our staff members’ itineraries this summer.

  1. Krause Springs

While there are many places you can take a dip, one of our Principal Investigators, Dr. DuBois, loves this beautiful, shady spot near Spicewood. It’s less crowded than some of the better-known swimming holes, too!

  1. Road Tripping for BBQ

There are many places to choose from, but the whole team is excited to try some BBQ further afield. Snow’s, in Lexington, has an 80-year-old pit master named Tootsie. If this video doesn’t convince you to go, we’re not sure what will!

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Justin, our VP of Marketing & Operations, wants to try Louie Mueller’s, in Taylor. If you have not been to Taylor, it is a fun, growing town with lots to do. After you stuff your face, you can wash it all down with a beer from the newly opened Texas Beer Company.

  1. Kayaking the Medina River

We couldn’t find a single team member not looking forward to lazy Saturdays kayaking amidst cypress trees down the peaceful and un-crowded Medina River.

  1. Bats! without the crowds

Bats are one of those things that make us unique, and it is an awe-inspiring sight to watch them take off at sunset. With the growth of Austin, the Congress Ave Bridge bat viewing event has gotten a little crowded for our taste, so we are going to venture to the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve – one of the largest bat nurseries in the world!

  1. Stars and Stripes Drive-In

Dr. Quintero, one of our Principal Investigators, is looking forward to watching some movies under the stars at this old-timey drive-in in New Braunfels.

  1. Fredericksburg Wine Road

Did you know that on 290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg sits a wine-growing region with no less than 15 wineries and plenty of rolling hillside to enjoy? Martha, our founder, is planning to sip her way through this region this summer.

  1. Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend State Park

In addition to basking in the natural beauty of this stunning state park, Kelsey, one of our study coordinators, is looking forward to visiting the 60-foot Gorman Falls.

Have some extra time in your schedule now that school is out? Check out our currently enrolling clinical studies. In addition to helping us solve your frustrating skin issues, you can help others while also making a little extra money on the side.

No matter what you’re up to, the staff here at DermResearch wishes you a safe, happy, and healthy summer!

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