On the Monday the 21st we left New Braunfels and went to Holiday Villages of Medina in Bandera TX. www.banderacowboycapital.com We went to the Frontier Times Museum. A great small museum. The curator ask us if we where on vacation. When we told her we where full time Rv’ers she was really excited to talk with us. She took us around the museum, for several hours, and showed us a lot of things we probably would have just passed by. She also suggested several places to have lunch. We then visited ST. Stanislaus Catholic Church, the second oldest Polish church in the US. See photo's below.
Lake Medina is down somewhere between 15 and 25 feet, depends on who you talk with. In the area around the park they are using the lakebed to graze cattle. It’s going to take a lot of rain to fill the lake back up.
On Wednesday night at the 11th Street open air Saloon they have steak night. They set up 4 large grills. You bring your own meat and for $4.00 they provide the tools to cook with, salad, bread, beans and all types of seasonings. This starts at 6, then at 7 you get live music and dancing. What a great time. It was crowded because there where about 200 members of the Casita travel trailer club there. They where having a rally and wildflower tour in Bandera. We where invited to sit with a super couple from Colorado. The couple that invited us to join them saw we where looking for a table and wanted to share theirs since it was so crowed. .
We went to Tarpley TX to Mac and Ernie’s to eat dinner. I guess we would describe it as a drive in. They where featured on “Dinners, Drive ins and Dives on the Food Network. They are also featured in a Travel Channel special about TX to air around the 20th of May, and the Dinners, Drive ins and Dives cookbook coming out in Oct. See photo’s as a picture is worth a 1000 words. They are located out in the middle of nowhere. Their “T” shirts tell it all, as they say “Centrally Isolated”. The food was great. While we were eating about 20 Porsches pulled in. They were on a tour of the Hill Country
After a very filling dinner we went to the Twin Elms Rodeo. This is a local small time rodeo with the local cowboys. It seems like almost everybody knew one another, and it was guest ranch against guest ranch and local ranchers. Not a lot of big prize money, just the bragging rights till next Friday night.
On sat. we went to the “Ranch Heritage Weekend” at the Hill Country State Natural Area. They said it was a BYOH. What’s that? Well it’s” bring your own horse” partner. It was a fun day of dude ranch wrangler rodeo, trick ropers, drill team horse events, cowboy songs and poetry. A very different type of rodeo. The wranglers competed in ranch type events. We really enjoyed the day. On Monday we leave for Ingram TX and Johnson Creek RV Resort. We spent 4 months there in 06. If you ask a cowboy what time it is, he may reply its “beerthirty”. SEE all the photo’s below. 12 new post below. Also Check in some of the older post, they did not load at the same time and went to the archives.