Tag Archives: Austin

From Welfare to Comfort (Texas)

Sometimes the best surprises are not far from home. In two small towns in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, I stumbled on two great locations off the beaten trail from the masses of tourists that visit Fredericksburg, roughly thirty minutes … Continue reading

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The Artistry of Quilts in La Grange, Texas

Big surprises can be found in small towns. For visitors traveling on Texas Highway 71 between Houston and Austin, a side trip to visit the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange is a must. Housed in two buildings which date … Continue reading

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A Step Back in History at Austin’s LBJ Presidential Library

The last time I visited Austin’s LBJ Presidential Library I was a teenager and the exhibits are as good as I remember. Located on the campus of the University of Texas, the library lets visitors step back into a turbulent … Continue reading

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Wineries (and a Cabin) Around Wimberley, Texas

I am beginning to like Wimberley, Texas more and more. Some friends of mine originally recommended Wimberley and I also have friends who camped in Wimberley when they were young. The shops, Hill Country scenery and quirky art galleries are … Continue reading

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Touring Painted Churches near Schulenburg, Texas

I had heard some word-of-mouth referrals about 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. These … Continue reading

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Driving 150 Miles for Barbecue

It is 10:30 in the morning and something strange is happening on East 11th Street in Austin, Texas. Outside Franklin Barbecue, roughly 100 people are already in line, eagerly awaiting the lunch service. In 2009, family-run Franklin Barbecue began in … Continue reading

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