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Apr 28, 2006 - It's time to go see Rachel Tisdel

Arived at Keith's about 2 PM and weather is perfect as it has been the whole trip. She is very cute and beautiful. She seems so dainty after seeing and playing with the 4 boys. I sure she will be a tomboy if only to surive......... Going to stay here and enjoy Keith and his family for a couple of weeks. All of the Tisdel's enjoyed the Zoo.

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Mar 31, 2004 - Day 5 – Welfare - Country Walk on Pochnert Road

Today I drove to some of the small communities in the Hill Country discussed in Diane Capito’s book. There is much more history here than I had realized. I stopped first at the little burgh of Welfare. Here I took a country walk on Pochnert Road. I parked my car at the entrance to Pochnert Road and walked the mile or so to the end. Some people stopped to see whether I needed help because they thought I was having car trouble. Welfare was established c.1866. The town started to flourish when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad...

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Mar 31, 2004 - Day 5 - Nelson City

Next on my check list was Nelson City. There’s not much left of it now but it apparently had a swingin’ history. The Nelson City Dance Hall and Party Ranch provides country and western music and dancing in the Hill Country. It is at the junction of FM 289 and Waring-Welfare Road. The Po-Po Family Restaurant has a unique history with a cast of unique characters and circumstances. It is located six miles North of Boerne about one-half mile off I-10 at the Welfare exit. The structure was first built as a dance hall in 1929 by a rancher and...

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