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Oct 3, 2018 - Off to Schulenburg, TX

Headed out for a few days to Schulenburg,TX to see the painted Catholic churches that we just recently heard about. It is so crazy that we live in this big state for close to 40 years and still have not even come close to seeing everything there is to see. Our trip was short, about 2 1/2 hours. Didn't even have to stop for gas. We are staying at the Schulenburg RV Park on Kessler Street. It's a small park of about 50 spaces with lots of oak trees that we are reminded of everytime an acorn falls on our rv roof!!!

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Apr 9, 2018 - Model Planes and Painted Churches

Gwen finds the most interesting things to do in so many small Texas communities. Today we visited Schulenburg - home of Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum and four of the Painted Churches of Texas. At one time or another I think we all put together a balsa wood model plane. I know my boys got one every year in their Easter baskets. It was nice to hear the story of how the Stanzel Brothers started their business and developed it into a company that made balsa kits, advanced model kits, space age amusement park rides, replicas of planes from WW11...

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Nov 21, 2016 - From Furnace to Fans

Date: November 21, 2016 Tonight’s Location: Schulenburg, TX Campground: Schulenburg RV Park Mileage: End - 3688 Start - 3429 Total Miles for the day: 259 Weather: Sunny, slight breeze Temperature: start 39º High 75º Wildlife count: Year List: 337 Birds: Flycatcher (sp), Turkey Vulture, Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ruby-crowned Kinglet We left Canton around 8:30 after breakfast at Denny’s. The drive down was uneventful and beautiful. We didn’t get lunch again, as this route has very few truck services, and we just can’t pull the rig...

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Nov 18, 2016 - Schulenburg TX - Historic Downtown

In 1831, the Mexican government granted 4,428 acres of land to Kesiah Crier. Crier's family and the James Lyons family were the first white settlers in the area. The town of Schulenburg developed from two nearby communities: Lyons, founded in 1842, and High Hill, settled in 1842 and later named in 1858. In 1873, the Galveston, Harris and San Antonio Railroad bought land in the area, then built a depot on the portion formerly owned by Louis Schulenburg, naming it after him. The first train arrived on New Year's Eve of 1873, and the town was...

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Second Half of 2016

Nov 18, 2016 - Schulenburg TX - The Painted Churches near Schulenburg

The Painted Churches built by Czech and German settlers near Schulenburg, Texas over the years. There are roughly twenty of these churches around Texas, but four happen to be close to Schulenburg. Since Reggi is 50% Czech and Mike is 50% German and we both are Catholic, seeing these churches was of great interest to us. These four churches still have active congregations. Ammannsville Texas The tiny town of Ammannsville was settled in 1870 by Andrew Ammann and his family. Visitors will see the steeple of St. John the Baptist Catholic...

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Second Half of 2016

Oct 26, 2011 - Schulenburg, Texas

It was hard to leave Abbeville on Sunday. Even though we were at Betty's RV Park for only 4 days, we felt as though we had made lifetime friends and we wish we could have stayed there for a much longer time. We had such a great time in Abbeville. The swamp tour on Thursday was wonderful, of course, but there were so many other things to do there and not enough time to get to all of them. On Friday we visited Palmetto State Park. It is located just outside of Abbeville but it feels like it is so far removed. We had a great time watching the...

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Are We There Yet?

Apr 6, 2011 - On The Road Again

It's been a long time coming, but we are on the road again! The truck is behaving....no "check engine" lights! We completed all the preparations getting on the road; then made a quick trip to town to have the water disconnected. It was back to the motorhome, hook up the truck, and be gone. It was 10:30. There's no need to be in a hurry. We stopped at 5:30 at Schulenberg Texas, Highway 77. The satellite is up and working; the Verizon aircard is working...full power wifi. There have been few bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the...

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Apr 5, 2011 - The Painted Churches of Texas

Today we started out with several objectives. We wanted to see the Painted Churches of Texas, look for wildflowers and find some good kolaches because this area has several bakeries advertising kolaches. We'd love to find some that are as good as the ones we are used to from the St. Ludmilas Kolache Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our first stop for the day was the Kountry Bakery to check out their Kolaches for breakfast. They were pretty good but not as good as the St. Ludmilas kolaches. Maybe we'll find another bakery before the day is...

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Mar 10, 2011 - Drive to Schulenburg, TX

Drove the RV to Schulenburg, TX today. We were happy the wind had died down some and it wasn't foggy this morning! Schulenburg is a small town that is famous for painted churches that were built by the Czech and German people that settled this area in the late 1800s. We had originally planned to continue south along the Texas coast, but after the mostly cold, windy, foggy weather in Galveston the last few days we weren't as excited about the coast. Then, we checked the weather forecast and rain was expected several days next week south of...

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Winter 2011

Jan 15, 2004 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout - Schulenburg RV Park

This week end it rained a great deal but it didn’t really hamper our enjoyment of the campout. It just meant that we didn’t sit outside much. On Saturday morning we took a tour of the painted churches in villages near Schulenburg. This was the second tour for me but I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I took the tour in January 2003. Saturday afternoon we drove over to Columbus to explore the historic section. The museum is in what used to be a water tower and is run by the Daughters of the Confederate States of America. There were...

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Jan 17, 2003 - Schulenburg - First Campout with Cen-Tex LoW

This week end I camped for the first time with the Central Texas Chapter of Loners on Wheels (LoW). This is an RV club for legally single adults only. They have campouts at different RV parks around Central Texas. I have decided to join the group. First, I have to join the national club and then will be able to join this local chapter. I think it will be fun. On Saturday I took a guided tour with some of the members to see the painted churches near Schulenburg. It was led by a man who has lived here many years and volunteers through the...

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Jan 19, 2001 - 1997 April 15 (P.M.) - Daystar Tour – Schulenburg Area Painted Churches

This afternoon we arrived in the Schulenburg area, where there is a large German-Czech population. In Hostyn we saw the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its grotto. Then we had a tour of some of the beautiful “Painted Churches” in nearby villages. The most beautiful of these is Saint Mary‘s of High Hill, where hand painted murals, frescoes and historic art adorn the sanctuary.

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