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Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

There's just something about Texas......

When we decided to come to Texas this year instead of Florida, we knew it was going to be a totally different type of trip...Usually, it's not as warm, less traffic (except near the big, big cities), more music and a totally different type of "wild life". Our first month of Texas travel was done in the Piney Woods and the Canyon Lake area..two totally different places. On Jan 1st, we began our New Year by driving to Bandera TX for our next week's reservation at Skyline Ranch RV Park. We had never been there before, but it was one of the few places that still had reservations open..
 This is where they have cook outs at the RV park.
 This is their Rec Hall...
Here is a view of some of the spots...They are full hook up, $200 a week for 50 amp and they have good monthly rates too. They have a couple laundries, but some of the machines don't work (as usual).

 The property the RV park sits on goes right down to the Medina River, which is just beautiful..and you can meet some real characters along the way..



Bandera, TX is a really fun town..and that area is true cowboy area...I do mean real ranchers and ranch hands. On the weekends it is a very busy place, with lots of tourists in town..and lots of Yankees..like us....and some people made a horse's ass of themselves.
 Yep, horses and cowboys every where.
 I am standing next to a Remington sculpture...amazing!


I'm pretty sure these card players got into a gunfight after we left..and someone was shot and killed..just sayin'.
We visited a couple famous "saloons" in town..The first was called The 11th Street Saloon..on 11th street..Really old, lots of lost undergarments hanging from the ceiling...

That would be Dennis, pretending he didn't notice the bra behind him..
We also visited another great place in the basement of an old building called Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon..It has been owned by Arkey Blue for 45 years..and he and his band still play there...In fact many famous country singers have played here...Below is the door that goes down the steps...
This is the view of the steps from the inside..


Yep, they even have saw dust on the floor...
One more reason we loved our RV park in Bandera...It was one short walk across a parking lot to the Wildhorse Saloon...Yep, no driving for this good time!! AND, they had a dance hall and a band Saturday night!!

This here Cowboy left his cowboy hat at home...but I liked his look and went home with him...
I know this is long, but I have to get in a few photos of Luckenbach..Yep, we made it there too from Bandera on a day trip..It wasn't very busy, and the weather was cool and windy, but that doesn't stop us!

We had a great time..Some of the entertainment was pretty lame, though...
Not sure who this old broad is, but she couldn't sing at all..And who wears a Chicago Bears sweatshirt with Texas cowboy boots anyway??
Yep, hangin' with Waylon and Willie , and the boys!!
..."Ain't nobody feelin' no pain.."

10 comments:

  1. What a great post. Chuckled all the way through! Thanks!

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  2. You would have really loved it there around forty years ago.

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  3. Naaaw, Barney..You would love it there right now too! Dennis is almost 76 and he thought it was a hoot!!!

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  4. Does this mean you'll be doing your winters in the southwest from now on?

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    1. Not necessarily...It seems to go to Florida you need reservations one year ahead of time, and we had the medical year from Hell, so we couldn't plan that far ahead. Texas is less busy and you can pretty much go anywhere..except in March. All the locals come out camping for Spring Break.

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  5. Love your post. It sure looks like a fun place to visit. I'm adding it to our bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. See your header has changed, but haven't seen a blog since January..
    Hope things are going well, but miss your writings.....

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  8. Something happened to your Blog Post. Clicking on the Title gets you a Notice that it doesn't Exist. Been waiting since January to read about your adventures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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