Have you been on Lime Creek? It runs between Volente and Anderson Mill which ultimately crosses into 1431. 1431 is fun too (not as much as it used to be a couple of decades ago
There are a number of interesting roads going towards 29.
If you want to venture further, go in the direction of Bandera, Utopia, Garner State Park, etc.
Devils Backbone which is also the hill country area around Wimberly is a must!