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Mar 3, 2009 - Friends Day Out

Today was visitor’s day at the campsite. JoAnn & Buster from Kerrville drove over for a visit and early lunch. They love barbecue so we headed toward Driftwood and the Salt Lick Barbecue restaurant. As you enter the front door of Salt Lick, look to your right for a glimpse of one of the few open pit BBQ's left in Central Texas. Family style meals are served on the long picnic tables and feature pork ribs, brisket, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, pickles, onions, and bread. Top off your dinner with their homemade blackberry, peach...

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Feb 6, 2009 - Driftwood TX

Driftwood, seventeen miles northwest of San Marcos in central Hays County, grew up in the 1880s as a supply center for neighboring ranches and farms. Pioneers settled in the area, then known as Liberty Hill, as early as 1850, but most settlers arrived in the early 1880s. The community grew rapidly in that decade, perhaps as a result of its access to the new rail terminals at Kyle and Buda. By 1890 Driftwood had a post office, a school, churches, a cotton gin, and a general store. From a low of ten in 1925, the population grew to nearly 100...

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