Salado 5/9/2020

Our last Volksmarch was on 3/14 and then they issued the “Shelter in Place” order…  it has been a long wait but we are finally able to get out and Volksmarch again.  We chose the little town of Salado for our first post Covid19  scare adventure.  It is between Georgetown and Belton on I-35.  


Walk started at the Visitor’s Center


Relief sculpture in front of the Visitor’s Center.


“Umbrella Disaster” sculpture in front of a vacant building.


Walk route took us up the hill to the Salado College.


College founder – Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson


Ruins of the former college are being preserved.


They don’t want you climbing on the ruins.


Another section of the ruins.


My walking companions.


Historic water pump at the college.


Mural on the Salado Glassworks building.


Looking across Salado Creek at the Baptist Church.


Turtle sculpture along Salado Creek.


Homemade trike (complete with sign telling people to keep off).


Blooming cactus with thorns removed.


Home of Rev. George Washington Baines, the great-grandfather of former President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson is now a B&B.


Windmill and Oleander bush.


Now sure, but this might be Honeysuckle.


Picnic area at Tablerock Amphitheater.


Nice Victorian home.


Jesus statue at Methodist Church.


Stained glass window in old Methodist Church.


Coneflowers at the Methodist Church.


Sundial in the Methodist Church garden.


Not sure what this is.  It is across Salado Creek from Pace Park.


Salado Creek at Pace Park.


Rustic art (rusty art?)


Sirena – Indian Mermaid no longer rests in Salado Creek.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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1 Response to Salado 5/9/2020

  1. I’ve occasionally been to Salado and remember the college ruins but don’t recall all those bits of folk art. The “saw daisy” strikes me as whimsical.

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