Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Monday, May 16, 2016

San Marcos to Burleson

At Canyon Trails RV Park, San Marcos, Texas...

We have enjoyed being with our Tiffin owner friends for the past few days at our rally in San Marcos. This was a rather low-key event with little in the way of an agenda. That was fine with us, as we had some things to do in our spare time. Sandy noticed that Mae was not yet full of stuff to take to grandsons Mason and Pryce next weekend, so she elicited my aid in driving her around San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio, dropping her off at various shops. After she made some additional purchases, the kids' loot apparently reached a level in the car that satisfied her, that is, taking up virtually all of the interior volume in Mae that is not already occupied by things like passengers or, well, air.  

Since there seemed to be little else to do besides shopping and eating during our rally breaks, I wanted to give some time to restaurant reviews. Cheri, a valued reader who commented on the previous post, recommended Hays County Barbecue, especially their brisket. So, I felt obligated to stop in and check it out. Sandy and I arrived just as they were opening for lunch, and we ordered a couple of sliced brisket sandwiches. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo, but the sandwiches were huge and chocked full of wonderfully smoky brisket with a terrific bark on the outside. We couldn't possibly eat it all, and we had some wonderful leftovers to take back to Phannie. Thank you, Cheri; you definitely know what you're talking about. We will put that brisket up against that of some really well-known 'cue joints in Lockhart, only a short drive from San Marcos. I can't wait to go back and try something besides the brisket. This one goes on our list of favorite restaurants (linked above).

We also found a really good little Mexican restaurant that has been an institution in San Marcos for decades--Herbert's Taco Hut. Everything we had here was good and it, too, goes in the favorites list:



Finally, something a little quirky (and you know how I enjoy finding this kind of stuff):



I don't think I've ever seen a bar with a name like this, but it is genius! The owners must have had in mind those guys who don't want to lie to their wives when they answer their question, "Where are you going?" The truthful, yet slightly evasive answer, of course, is, "I Don't Know." (We don't do bars, so it won't be going on the list...but it's still genius.)

We're heading to Fort Worth after this--more doctor appointments! (Good grief! Who would have thought how many of these you have when you get older?) Even more important, though, is Sandy's hair appointment; she'll have to work everything else around that.

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; please forgive me if I don't appreciate it enough each day.


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