Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Touring the Hill Country in Texas

We had such a great time on Monday.  Took a drive for about 4 hours.  The weather was beautiful, the scenery gorgeous and saw some interesting activities.  Hope you enjoy our drive through the Hill Country of Texas.

The sign on the front says "Waiting Station" -it is on the outskirts of Uvalde.

Made Ron drive around the block twice so I could get this picture...it is a May pole with different tea kettles.  Bet it looks good full of flowers.

John Nance Garner, Vice-president with President FDR.  He is buried in his home town of Uvalde.  One thing we found interesting, he died when he was 99 and his son died 11 months after him.  Garner's wife pre-deceased him by almost 25 years.

One of many beautiful homes we saw on our drive.

This one was built with different rockery.  To the right and in back there is a tree house just like it.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Uvalde.

Another view of the church.  The stained glass windows were gorgeous.

And they like their trees in Uvalde.  This one was in the middle of the road!

A close up of the tree in the road.

One of many beautiful gated entrances on our drive.

A group of buzzards/vultures.  They are huge!!!
Saw a small herd of dear in someone's yard.

Thought this was a great sign.  We decided we didn't want to go up their drive.

Another beautiful entry way.

This bull was right by the road next to this sign (a close up is below).  He stood perfectly still


One of many crosses we saw along our ride.  Many of them have bouquets of flowers placed by them.

Another gated entrance.

Don't know if you can see the horse/mule on the post. 

These mules were behind the fence of the above entrance.  They cane right up to the gate.  I thought of trying to pet one but changed my mind when I saw their teeth...big and lots of them.

Another beautiful cow.

One of the large homes behind those gated entrances.

We cracked up when we saw this sign on a back road.  We never thought of renting our pigs out...we just sold them.

A big eagle...the first one we have seen in a long time.

Look at those horns....maybe we should get a set and put them on the front of the motor home.  What do you think?

Another beautiful long horn.
A sign at the end of a private road.  We have seen many beautiful signs by gated entrances.

A garden scene by a driveway entrance...there was another one just like it on the other side of the drive way.

I thought these were bluebonnets but Ron said no, because they were purple.  Not sure what they are but I wouldn't mind having these growing in my yard ... that is if I had one.
Hope you enjoyed are drive today.

6 comments:

  1. Loved your pictures. I think we must driven along some the the same roads as you. We love the gate entrances and when we were in Uvalde we took a picture of one the the trees in the middle of the road as well. The sign about "we don't rent pigs" is from the mini series "Lonesome Dove". If you haven't seen it or read the book I would recommend it. Part of it is set in Texas on a ranch near the Rio Grande and then a cattle drive up to Montana.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  2. Your pictures really make me miss Texas. We are having a good time in Florida, but there is no place like Texas.

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  3. Hey Ali...Love the tour!!The sign is from the saying in the Lonesome Dove Series. So much of it was filmed in the area you are in.
    Wendy loves the trespassing sign...she is going to try and make her one like it.
    The flowers are verbena.Blue bonnets are on my sidebar for a picture.This year is not such a good year for them, it has been so dry.
    Looking forward to visiting with ya'll when I ever get home...lol

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  4. Maybe those people wanted everyone to know that they don't rent pigs for the wild hog festival? ;) Great pictures--I felt like I was there with you!

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  5. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts

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  6. LOVE Texas!! So glad you all had such a great day exploring the Hill Country....great pics!
    Thanks for the tour!

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