I've heard the lifestyle described in San Marcos as enjoyable, leisurely. Maybe that's why a leading leisure magazine has bestowed upon the Texas community an honor fit for those who take life at a leisurely pace.

Last year, Canoe and Kayak magazine (which I didn't even know existed) put out the list of the 25 best paddling towns in the United States. No this is not a list which honors those who believe in corporal punishment.  It doesn't hurt that a major whitewater park is right in the middle of town.  Now that summer is upon us, it might be a good time to revisit San Marcos as a weekend getaway spot.

One of the great reasons to live in the hill country of Texas is the natural water ways.  I can totally see myself floating downstream in a stream like that. Just pick me up at the end.

Read more about what the magazine had to say about San Marcos here.

See the whole list of the most paddle-worthy towns in the country here.