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Sep 28, 2015 - Visiting Blanco with Gwen and Dale

This is the second time that I have been a guest at Gwen and Dale's home in Buda. Today we decided to go for BBQ in Blanco. After lunch we walked around this small town which is known for it's lovely old courthouse ( used in many movies and TV shows) and a rather large live oak tree. We stopped at a couple of antique stores but came out empty handed. Time to go to the Red Bud Cafe for dessert. They keep a record of the yearly rainfall and post it on the wall. The oilcloth table covers were extremely colorful - a very happy looking place. We...

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Nov 22, 2014 - Texas Hill Country Trip - Day 2

November 9, 2014 (Sunday) I had told mama if she wanted to go to church this morning to bring her some church clothes so she brought some. Last night I searched online for a church and found the Little Church in the Wildwood so that is where we went this morning. I enjoy visiting different churches, some of them can be an experience. This church had about 50 people in attendance. For such a small congregation, they had a wide verity of musical instruments. They had the standard piano, organ, 2 guitars and a drum set. In addition to that...

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Just Tripping Along

Nov 7, 2014 - 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase

Blanco Texas is a old town of about 1700 people. Clean, Quiet and Texas Friendly. This weekend they were having the 3rd annual “Blanco Western Showcase” with entertainment, music, Chuck Wagon Food, Carriage Rides, Museum tours and a Saturday Night Dance. This being Friday with lots of Texas Sunshine and after 2 days of heavy rain I thought this would be a good trip and get me out of the campground for a few hours. That was a great decision on my part. Met a lot of people, dogs, gunfighters, Blacksmiths, World Renowned Taxidermist. The...

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Apr 1, 2014 - Mt Horeb "The Tale of the Ghost Church" Peyton Colony Texas

Mt Horeb Church is located on the Peyton Colony Road, off of FM 165 near Blanco Texas. I included the pictures of animals that we saw going from Canyon Lake TX to Peyton Colony. Mt Horeb has a unique history to it, plus a tale about Ghosts. I believe the following links will give you a great overview of this Historic Church. I have included Pictures of Burros. I know that some of you might think they are Donkeys, so I have included the official definition of both a Burro, Mule and Donkey Mule:: A domesticated, hybrid animal that results...

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Apr 13, 2011 - Day Trippin'

Added some campground pictures to the previous day--check them out. No wonder the state parks are busy. They encourage people to camp and even have workshops for those who want to, but don't have a clue. Covered picnic tables at each site, hangers for your laterns, fire pit, and barbie at every site. Oh and did I say clean? Last night was GOING to be the second night with the night shades. Used them on every window EXCEPT the bedroom and that was what prompted us to get them! It was hot in Bama cuz she'd been closed up all day and I didn't...

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Apr 12, 2011 - Blanco State Park, Texas

Got the other shade installed this morning and the channels put on for the wheel covers. They will drop ship the covers back to our house in Ceres once the material comes in and they make it. We paid the installation charges this morning...I couldn't believe it. We had seven duo shades and two solo shades installed for a whooping $85.00. The installation of the tire channels was $100...what a bargain. Of course, some people would say, and how much did you pay in diesel---but we were going this way anyway and we didn't pay rent at the "rv...

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Mar 16, 2010 - Leaving Blanco, TX

We have spent 12 wondeful days with our friends Jett and Deb in Blanco State Park, Blanco, TX. It rained a few days, reached 80 degrees another, and was very sunny most of the time. We just hung out in the park, took walks into the small town of Blanco, talked, laughed,played games and created meals together. What a blast. We also watched spring begin to emerge. We ate great food at the Red Bud Cafe and the most bland Mexican food one can imagine at an unnamed cafe. With all the rain, the Blanco River was flowing mightily. Last year it was...

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Where is Tortuga?

Feb 7, 2009 - Blanco TX

It was a good day to drive the Texas Central Hill Country and just a few miles from our campground is the town of Blanco TX. Located just 45 miles north of San Antonio on US Hwy 281. Blanco was settled in 1853 by pioneer stockmen, former Texas Rangers, immigrants and their families. We are here at the wrong time of the year for the parade of lights, but maybe next time. Millions of lights can be seen by those who follow the Hill Country's elaborate Regional Christmas Lighting Tour. Eleven towns are set to dazzle visitors between...

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Apr 1, 2004 - Day 6 - Blanco - Blanco State Park

The Blanco State Park is one of the prettiest state parks in Central Texas. I had a shady site close to the park hosts. They invited me to visit and watch their campfire. Just what a campout should be like! Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres along the Blanco River in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 and the park was opened in 1934. The area was used originally as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the...

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Jun 16, 2001 - Blanco, RR 473 and Luckenbach

Today Jerry and I went to Blanco for their monthly arts and crafts fair and then drove around in the nearby countryside and to Luckenbach. At the Blanco Visitor Center we had an interesting conversation with author, Diane Capito of San Antonio. I bought her book, “Walking Hill Country Towns – 38 Unique Walks in the Texas Hill Country”.

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