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Aug 6, 2009 - Day Six - Johnson City

Freddie and I had lunch with his mom today, and then – keeping the LBJ theme going – we headed out to Johnson City to see the LBJ Ranch, including the house he was born in; the house he lived in during his years as president and beyond; and the cemetery where he, Lady Bird, and other members of the Johnson family are buried. While in Johnson City, we drove by the house where Sam Houston Johnson, LBJ’s brother, used to live – a house now owned by one Al Staehely. I know, it’s all beginning to turn into some kind of surreal cosmic coincidence...

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May 26, 2009 - LBJ Ranch

May 28, 2009 Thursday LBJ Ranch The Texas White House This place is beautiful. Tug and I woke up early and decided to take a long walk down to Pedernales Falls. The Falls was pretty low but, did see a picture at trail entrance showing just how quickly it can flood, in less than 5 mins it can become a raging wall of water! Since we pulled in late last night we headed back to the van and stopped at the camp hosts RV to see if we could get our envelope to pay. Tug just about wet herself spotting the two fawns and their two babies the camp...

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Trip Journal

Channeling Muddy

Apr 29, 2009 - Wildflowers

We went trekking for wildflowers yesterday (Tuesday); it wasn’t a perfect day weather wise. It was cloudy and overcast which wasn’t the best for picture taking and the wind has been incredible since we’ve been here. We drove a circle from Johnson City north to Burnet then west to Llano, south to Fredericksburg and back to Johnson City; this took us through some of the Highland Lakes area. We did see lots of beautiful wildflowers, starting right in front of our RV Park where the highway median is covered in black eyed susans. They say the...

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Apr 27, 2009 - LBJ Country

We couldn’t leave this part of Texas without visiting the Hill Country or LBJ Country as some call it. We said goodbye to San Antonio on Saturday and drove to Johnson City. It’s only 65 miles distant but certainly very different. Johnson City is very small, about 1100 people, and set among rolling hills. Its claim to fame, of course, is the boyhood home of Lyndon Johnson. He was born about 17 miles east of here and that is where the LBJ Ranch is located. The National Park Service has taken over the ranch now and also has a district here in...

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Mar 9, 2009 - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Lyndon B. Johnson, America’s 36th President, was born, raised, and died in the Texas Hill Country near the small community of Johnson City. We took the short drive today to visit the National Park unit which commemorates his life. There are two parts to this Park—one in Johnson City and the other about 10 miles west on US 290 at the LBJ Ranch. We started our tour at Johnson City at the National Park Visitor Center. We toured the museum area as we waited for the guided tour to begin. The Ranger led us across the street to the boyhood home...

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Feb 3, 2009 - Johnson City TX

This was a beautiful sunny day to tour the Johnson City TX area. There is a lot to see here and it took about 7 hours to see it. Our first stop was LBJ boyhood home and the early Johnson City Settlement. The home and the surrounding buildings are not original, but the park service did a great job in matching the original concepts. Included are pictures of the property and some rooms in the home. This is one of the few historic places where you can take pictures inside. Our next stop was the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and it...

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May 13, 2008 - Texas Hill Country

We are visiting some smaller towns in the Texas Hill Country. They are full of little boutiques and antique shops. On Tuesday, we did some shopping in Boerne and Comfort. Don found a pewter mug at one of the shops. We found a neat little restaurant called Po Po's Family Restaurant. It was really in the middle of nowhere; but, they had great catfish and country fried steak, fried okra, etc. On Wednesday, we stayed close to "home". Don is fighting off a head cold and feeling miserable! On Thursday, Don was feeling better so we ventured out to...

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May 11, 2008 - Family and Friends Reunion - Day 3 - Feed Mill Restaurant & Tavern - Johnson City

After our Ranch tour we drove on to Johnson City to have lunch at Buddy's at the Feed Mill Restaurant & Tavern. It is in the old mill's warehouse and is filled inside and out with antiques. I tried their Philly cheese steak sandwich but didn't like it. Later I was really wishing that I had not eaten it at all because it fought back!

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Mar 1, 2007 - Move to Johnson City

This morning I was up early because I had a lot to do before heading to my new home in Johnson City. First I had to pay my electricity bill for February -- only $35.28. I had thought it would be quite a bit more than that, so this was a good start to my day. Then I bought groceries at H-E-B and dropped off a package at the UPS store in Georgetown. From there I headed for IKEA, the Swedish furniture warehouse, in Round Rock to see if they had in stock a file cabinet which I had seen in their catalog. Eureka! Another good thing to add to my...

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May 26, 2001 - Country Drive in Johnson City Area

Today Jerry and I drove around in the general Johnson City area looking for wildflowers. We stopped at the Country Store where I saw a kerosene pump made by Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company, the forerunner of Gilbarco, where I worked in the 1980s in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Apr 5, 2001 - Johnson City - LBJ National Historic Park - LBJ Boyhood Home

This afternoon I visited the LBJ National Historic Park to see Lyndon Johnson's boyhood home In September 1913, Lyndon Johnson's family moved from a farm near Stonewall, Texas, to Johnson City (a distance of about fourteen miles) two weeks after his fifth birthday. For most of the next twenty-four years, this was their home. In 1913, the family included Lyndon's father, Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr.; his mother, Rebekah Baines Johnson; young Lyndon; and his sisters, Rebekah and Josefa. Over the years, two more children were born in this house -...

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Apr 5, 2001 - Johnson City – Johnson Settlement

I spent some time walking around Johnson Settlement this afternoon. It is an interesting collection of houses, barns and other exhibits. Lyndon Johnson's grandfather and great-uncle established their cattle droving headquarters in the 1860s on land that is now part of Johnson City. Their log cabin, barns, cooler house and windmill still stand. There is also a modern exhibit center focusing on the cattle business, early Johnson family and settlement history and Hill Country survival.

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