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Texas Hill Country – Day-3 (Saturday) – Part-2…Mac & Ernie’s Roadside Eatery…

Out on Ranch Road 470, you would pass right through Tarpley and Mac & Ernie’s, if someone didn’t tell you they were there.  Like many small towns in the Hill Country (and in Texas, in general), Tarpley consisted of one, small, non-descript general store, a similarly non-descript honky-tonk (which I didn’t even see, but Brett and Gil mentioned it), and Mac & Ernie’s, which is also so non-commercial, that you would easily cruise right by it, if someone hadn’t told you about it. 340 more words

Texas Hill Country – Day-2 (Friday) – Part-3…Bandera and the Double U Barr Ranch…

By the time I finished the hike at Enchanted Rock, I needed a meal…a late lunch or early dinner.  My original plan was to stop at the… 969 more words

Texas Hill Country – Day-1 (Thursday) – Part-2 – Blanco River and Pedernales Falls State Parks…

On my way to Pedernales Falls State Park I stopped briefly at the Blanco River State Park in Blanco.  You could do a free 10-minute quick drive-through, or pay the nominal park fee.  994 more words

If it wasn't for Texas

There wouldn’t be no Alamo,
No Cowboys in the Superbowl:
No “Lonesome Dove”, no “Yellow Rose”,
If it wasn’t for Texas.

I wouldn’t be a Willie fan. 188 more words

Texas Hill Country – Day-1 (Thursday) – Part-1 - San Marcos to Devil’s Backbone Tavern…

Hey, y’all!  I’m back!  I’m in Austin right now.  Got here yesterday, late afternoon, and I’ll be here for the next two nights.

Really sorry for the long absence…but, you can’t say that I didn’t warn yuh.  1,607 more words

Texas State Parks Road Trip: Day 1

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Miles Hiked Today: 5.77
Miles Hiked Total: 5.77

I started my road trip here because this is the first place I ever went camping and it means a lot to me. 169 more words


Childhood Library Visit

Sometimes when you visit old places from your childhood it’s not them that have changed so much as you.

The Hillsboro, TX library, inside the old post office, is where I got my first library card and where I checked out books from until we moved to the Houston area when I was ten. 78 more words