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On a rainy Tuesday morning, we headed to Goliad, Texas for a bowl of soup. Normally, it would take a decadent chocolate dessert to lure us on to a slick highway for a two-and-a-half hour trek, but the Blue Quail Deli’s cream of jalapeno soup had too many rave reviews to ignore. Rumor has it that ex-Oiler coach, Bum Phillips, may have retired in the Goliad area to place himself as close as possible to his next bowl.
After our own personal taste test, we can see ourselves packing to move to as well, but soup is only one of the reasons.
Out-of-town guests are keeping us home, but we’ll be on the road again soon!
Hope everyone had a great weekend.Read More
Seems that small Texas towns close early on Sundays. It’s actually a nice thing when you think of all those shop and restaurant workers enjoying dinner with their families. When you’re a hungry traveler, it can be a huge problem. As we drove from one end of Salado, Texas to the other, we couldn’t help but notice two things: the town was very charming and it was deserted.
Even the bed and breakfast hotel where we hoped to stay, didn’t answer their door or their telephone. (We should have called ahead.)Read More
Whenever John Wayne met the stagecoach, you knew there had to be a beautiful woman on board. She’d have blond curls, starched crinolines, and a matched set of carpetbags. She always looked as if she had arrived in town via air-conditioned limo.
An afternoon at a historic stagecoach hotel helped us separate Hollywood fiction from fact.Read More
Navasota seems like the kind of place you visit on the way to somewhere else. You can’t miss its potential. Glorious old homes sit behind ancient oaks along Washington Avenue. A good portion of the historic downtown remains intact. Antique shops and gift shops exist here, but not in the numbers you would see in nearby Brenham.
The throngs of shoppers go elsewhere for their day trips, but could that mean that this is where the treasure lies?
Trying to decide just who is haunting the Grimes County Courthouse, seems to be a bigger problem than deciding if the place is actually haunted at all. In some circles, the ghost’s existence seems to be a foregone conclusion. A Houston paranormal team investigated and caught an unexplained shadow on video.
The potential phantom candidates are many.Read More