Category Archives: day trip

Pflugerville 06/27/2020

Pflugerville is stuck between a Rock and a Weird Place.  Their words, not mine.  To see this sign visit the pocket park between City Hall and the Hanovers Draught Haus.   We all wore face coverings at the registration. Brandy, Ed, … Continue reading

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Comfort 06/20/2020

Comfort is 18 miles SE of Kerrville, just off of I-10. Gass Blacksmith Shop built in 1891.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). 1922 Gas Station so radically modified that it did not qualify for NRHP.  It … Continue reading

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Granbury 06/13/2020

Granbury is the county seat of Hood County. These are just a couple of items for sale in a store we passed. My walking companions. Gisha sculpture at Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Education Center. Metal heron next to non-working … Continue reading

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Wichita Falls 06/06/2020

We made our way north this weekend to visit Wichita Falls.  It made for a long day, and it was VERY HOT by the time we started walking.   Walk registration was at the Econo Lodge where this small Statue … Continue reading

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Mason 5/23/2020

In an effort to avoid COVID19 restrictions we found another YRE in a small town.  Mason was open with restaurant dining, etc.  Museums and Library were still closed.  Here is what we saw on this walk around Mason. Mural on … Continue reading

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Glen Rose 5/14/2020

Predictions of heavy rain over the weekend prompted us to hit the road in the middle of the week…  gotta love being retired!  Glen Rose is the county seat of Somervell County. Walk started at the Brookshires Grocery.  We walked … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Aledo – 03/14/2020

Aledo is between Ft. Worth and Weatherford just off I-20.  The walk was planned for park trails, but recent rains made them too muddy. We walked instead the streets of the new subdivision which is still under development. Four walkers … Continue reading

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Waxahachie – 03/07/2020

Waxahachie began a “Hachie Heart” program in 2018, putting decorated hearts around town. We did this event to see the hearts. “Land of the Free” was our first find.  It is in Getzendaner Park, near the Chautauqua Auditorium.  This is … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lee’s Garden – 02/29/2020

Mrs. Lee’s Garden is a 816-acre tract of land that is drastically transformed every February and March. Each spring the acreage becomes a golden haven of beauty. Millions of golden daffodils, scattered over approximately 28 acres, begin to bloom. Visitors … Continue reading

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