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Mount Vernon, TX - 10/21/2017

Mount Vernon is the Franklin County seat.  The downtown area reflects a small-town atmosphere. The central plaza has a picturesque gazebo and park benches. On the north side of the square is a classical revival 1912 white limestone courthouse with a chiming clock tower. 147 more words


Scarecrow Festival - Chappell Hill, TX - 10/15/2017

We went to check out the 41st Annual Scarecrow Festival in this historic town just East of Brenham.  Chamber of Commerce Website information:  

The Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community.  152 more words

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Hillsboro, TX - 10/14/17

We joined the Hood County Hummers Walkers Club for a walk in Hillsboro. 195 more words


A Lesson Learned about Lowcountry Fishing - Will the Learning Ever End?

Recently a friend and I went on a fishing/scouting trip to an area that I hoped would be suitable for fly fishing for redfish.  We went down to Hilton Head Island and put in at the Haigh Point landing then ventured up McKay’s Creek to the north end of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refugee.  556 more words

Woodville, TX (Tyler County ) - 10/4/2017

We were supposed to explore deep East Texas on the Big Thicket’s Pitcher Plant and Turkey Creek Trails, however Hurricane Harvey destroyed much of the area with flooding and downed trees. 359 more words