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A Hot Time in Johnson City, Texas

A Hot Time in Johnson City, Texas

We were standing at the far end of an asphalt parking lot on the LBJ Ranch when Johnson City, Texas tied a record for the hottest day since 1890. In the distance, we could see the JetStar aircraft Lyndon Baines Johnson used during his tenure […]

What In The World Happened to Bastrop, Texas?

What In The World Happened to Bastrop, Texas?

Early one Thursday evening, we sat on a deck high above the Colorado River drinking almond-flavored concoctions spiked with “shine”. It was still quite hot, but runners followed a path below that paralleled the water. A canoe or two passed by. Our drinks came from […]

The Quest of the Bed and Breakfast – Jefferson, Texas Style

The Quest of the Bed and Breakfast – Jefferson, Texas Style

How do you choose a place to stay in the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas”? It’s easy. You read a little history and you choose your favorite ghost. We ruled out the historic Jefferson Hotel, even though it looks nice and has a great […]

The Mystery of Big Cypress Bayou

The Mystery of Big Cypress Bayou

A few pretty photos on the Internet and a list of local attractions didn’t prepare us for the reality of Jefferson, Texas. We were greeted by narrow streets lined with old-growth magnolia trees. There were elegant homes, both large and small, with wide front porches […]

Crazy About Fayetteville, Texas

Crazy About Fayetteville, Texas

We would love to tell you why we have fallen in love with Fayetteville, Texas, but the truth is: we aren’t sure why. There must be something special there, because we can’t seem to stop going back … and back again. We discovered our small-town […]