We're in Stonewall, Texas which is the birthplace of LBJ. There is so much to see and do here and the weather has been great! It has hit 80 degrees almost every day and I think it hit 90 the other day. It isn't humid though, so it feels cooler and it gets very cool at night. The LBJ National Park is just a mile up the road from us and we spent the day there on Tuesday. I took lots of pictures that day but I think I'm going to wait and post them on a separate blog post.
is about ten miles from Fredericksburg and five miles from Luckenbach.
Fredericksburg is a nice town with lots of wineries and fancy shops. It
was settled by German immigrants and has a European flair to it. This is
also wildflower country, largely due to the influence of Lady Bird
Johnson. We're a bit early for peak wildflower season but the
bluebonnets are starting to bloom and they are beautiful.
is a large wildflower nursery nearby that grows fields of wildflowers
and then cultivates the seeds for sale. We stopped there the other day
to buy some herbs and spent quite a bit of time wandering around the
grounds. They have a lot of different gardens and butterfly habitats,
beautiful pottery and metal sculptures. Here are some of the pictures I
took at Wildseed Farms...
Wednesday, we went to Luckenbach, Texas. They say if you find
Luckenbach, you have to be looking for it and, boy, is that the truth.
Luckenbach has a population of three: the mayor, the sheriff and the
minister of agriculture. The minister of agriculture is the guy who
takes eggs into Austin to sell. The motto of Luckenbach is "Everybody is
somebody in Luckenbach." It's a very cool little "town" which consists
of a general store and bar and a couple of old buildings. It's mostly a
live music venue and there is almost always somebody there playing
music. The day we were there, there was a guy playing guitar and singing
in the bar at the back of the store. A lot of musicians show up on
Sundays to play at the outdoor venue so I think we're going to go there
tomorrow and check that out.
I took this picture of the
"Luckenbach Population 3" sign. They have problems with people stealing
those signs which probably explains the sign that says "Caution:
Radioactive Material" underneath.
We're staying in the area until Thursday, at least. We're only
400 miles to New Mexico and we were planning to try to get there this
week but the weather is suppose to dip into the thirties in New Mexico
while it's still in the sixties and seventies here. We're having fun
so we thought we'd stay a few more days and enjoy the great
weather. We'll get to New Mexico eventually. I'm surprised how much
we're loving Texas.
Well it's after midnight so I'd better get to bed. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for stopping by!