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Middle of Nowhere, Texas

February 25, 2012 1 comment

In the Middle of Nowhere (Oldenburg, TX pop. 150) you’ll find a typical Texas saloon so you can “wet your whistle”.

A Texas saloon

We’re parked in the Middle of Nowhere (Columbus, TX pop. 3800).  It’s right on the Colorado River, has lots of open spaces and very large native pecan trees.

Parked in Nowhere, Texas.

In Round Top, TX (pop. 90!) you’ll find a beautiful concert hall, built by James Dick, a internationally famous concert pianist.  He was born in Texas, and lives on the property.  It’s a beautiful facility; not just the concert hall but the other building, gardens, and surrounding areas.  Today he gave a concert, and even though Round top is in the middle of Nowhere, some 1,000 people came for a fabulous concert.

Outside view of Festival Hall

A view inside the concert hall

A view to the rear balconies

Waiting for the patrons...

In the middle of Nowhere (Ellinger, TX pop. 471) you’ll find Peters BBQ.  All you can eat beef brisket, sausage, ribs, fried catfish, frog legs, shrimp, salmon patties, and all the trimmings for $9 a person.  Can’t touch that price anywhere!

Moving day….

Well, time to move from Medina (San Antonio area) to Columbus (Houston area).  Not a bad drive, only about 3 hours on the highway.  We will be here about a week, and will attend another concert at the Festival Hill concert hall.  This time, it’s a classical guitar concert, should be interesting.  Then, it’s on to Dallas.

This is the hard part nowadays... $3.89 a gallon for diesel!

Oh well, a nice parking spot to spend a week....

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Cold in Columbus

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

We have a concert to attend near the 1000 Trails site in Columbus, TX so we decided to stay here a few days.  Timing is not that great, the cold front has reached us way down here.  Last night, 25 degrees, this morning, 28.  Not bad for you northern types, for us down south its COOOLLLDDD!  Oh well, a few more days will see us in deep south Texas where it is in the 50s this morning.

Sunrise, as seen from our site, looking over the Colorado River

But the deer don't seem to care

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