Kerrville, Texas - We decided to spend the afternoon in Fredericksburg on this day. We didn’t do much walking, as Sandy’s remaining original knee just won’t take much of that due to arthritis. She had one knee replaced last year, and now it’s time for the other one. That will be done this summer, for sure, along with my hip which, alas, has the same malady. Doesn’t sound much like a fun summer, does it?
We had lunch at the Auslander German restaurant, where we ordered wiener schnitzel, fried chicken and sausage. That sounds like a lot, but the schnitzel was in a sandwich and there was only one sausage link. (I’m still trying to think of a way to make the fried chicken sound less gluttonous; let’s see...we didn’t have dessert! That sounds much better.) Anyway, the food was very good, and we definitely didn’t go away hungry.
|Dooley's Has a Little of Everything|
We took a tour through Dooley’s Five and Dime store on Main Street, a true throwback to an earlier time and very interesting. They have a huge inventory of clever curiosities and long-forgotten gadgets that I’m sure I need but can’t figure out why.
We stumbled around through a few other shops and made note of the new building for the Pacific War Museum, which we had toured in its old location. We will return to see what’s new after we get our new bionic joints.
For dinner, we chose Mamacita’s, a large and very busy Mexican restaurant on the main drag. Let me just say that we were underwhelmed, but then we admit to being awfully picky.
After dinner, we went to the RockBox Theater for a ‘50s-60s-70s live music review show. When we made reservations for this earlier in the day, we were a little put off by the $42 ticket price, but we were very surprised at what a nice venue it was! This theater could vie with many in Branson for its size, cleanliness and modern appointments.
|Barney Fife Lives!|
The show, much to our surprise, was outstanding! It more than justified the ticket price, and the musicians were just marvelous. Highlights included a Barney Fife impersonator who was spot-on with his impression, and the singer who gave tribute to Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight was amazingly good. I still haven’t figured out how this little town of 10,000 is able to support such a great theater with this caliber of performers.
|Performers Doing a Blues Brothers Tribute|
We made the short drive back to Kerrville, ready for a good night’s sleep and fun days ahead at the rally.