Monday, October 24, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 49~ Temple, TX to Jacksonville, TX

 Sadly, we left family in Temple, Texas this morning.
Our first stop was to check out a Buc-ee's as recommended by a friend.
 It is not a truck stop and even says trucks are not allowed. (Their spot is on the other side of the Interstate.)
The store holds about 10 Cracker Barrels' worth of shopping inside.
There was an assortment of food. 
 We thought we'd try a hot dog, but you had to use a kiosk to order one.
Unfortunately, we didn't need gas or we could have pulled in beside one of these 50? pumps
and bought gas for $1.88.  Instead, we moved on with our almost full tank and had to buy later for $2.03.
Yep, this gas station is Texas size for sure.
 Further north in Waco, we stopped at Magnolia Market.
What a crowd!  I had no idea it would be so crowded.
Neighboring businesses where charging 10 bucks for parking.  
We managed to find a parking spot on the street about 2 blocks away.

 The entire place was so crowded.  There were so many people you couldn't see the items for sale.
Lines were major long at all check-outs.
The bakery had a line down the block.
Finally discovered, items under the outdoor cover were 40% off.

 I was impressed how family oriented the place felt.
A sign encouraged play and that's what folks of all ages did (probably while a family member was waiting in line to buy something.)
 One of my favorite play items when I taught kindergarten.
 I later found out this town had a major tornado hit in 1953 which ripped apart major buildings in downtown about a block away.
These silos stood through that tornado. 
I bet a physics student could explain how a round construction stood through a tornado?
 As we left Magnolia Market, we accidentally came upon the Dr. Pepper Museum.
It was 10-2-4 Monday and if one of us could come up with a Dr. Pepper lyric,
we got in free!
Mr. G, who used to work with the company, said, "I'm a Pepper, Your a Pepper....
she said your in!

 How could we leave Waco without checking out the new Baylor Football Stadium!

 Traveled 84 east.

I'm really missing the crisp pictures the Nikon took going down the road.
Today's shots are brought to you by my Galaxy 4.
We had to check out Jacksonville, Texas also for namesake.
Mr. G spent his teenage life in Jacksonville, FL.
 This shot by Mr. G
A good ole greasy burger and fries from Legends.
Sometimes you just gotta give in.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 48~ Temple, TX

 Got up this morning and spent time with family sipping coffee.
Mr. G & I enjoyed morning worship service at Avenue T Church of Christ.
 In the afternoon the guys spent some man time dismantling a well used garden swing.

The Lady examined and approved their work.
Really enjoyed the 77°F weather today as I see it only got to 70 back home.
We plan to move on in the morning.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 47~ Temple, TX

Spending time with family.
Precious moments,  precious memories being made.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 46~ Bryan-College Station, TX, Georgetown to Temple, TX

A quick drive through a couple of towns today that we wanted to 
see just for the name sake.
Since we are from Lexington & Georgetown, Kentucky,
we wanted to see these 2 towns of Texas since they weren't far apart and
on our way to our next destination.
 The picture above is from Lexington, Texas, which is a town barely there, yet with a population over 1000.
We actually would have missed this older part of town had we not done a rerun through the town.

One house had a couple of cows in the back yard.
Not something you will see in Lexington, KY.

 Georgetown, Texas is much, much larger than Georgetown, Kentucky.
Georgetown, KY was established in 1784.
 Georgetown, Kentucky has a College while this one has a University.
 They have a much larger courthouse.

They have a few more stores around their courthouse in the 
historic part of their town.

We then moved on to Temple, Texas to visit family.
Temple, Texas from a distance.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 45~ Round Rock, TX to College Station, TX

 Drove around downtown Austin, Texas to check out the capital.
No parking spaces available, so just got this one shot from the car.
 Drove east on 290.
 Arranged to meet my beloved cousin from Kentucky
 in College Station as they were on their way to Houston.
After a wonderful lunch, we drove around the Texas A&M campus,
and then said our farewells.
I sure wish I could spend more time with Linda and Danny.

Mr. G had a fleeting thought of going to the Ladies Volleyball game,
 because they were playing Kentucky at 6 pm!
After trying to find out where to get tickets and where they would be playing,
we decided on a hotel in Bryan, TX which is the northern neighboring town.
After a little rest, we went to a movie a couple of miles down the road.
It seems it's been forever since we've been to a movie.
The Accountant is pretty funny.
Hoping to see more relatives tomorrow.

A cloudy day, finally brought in some cooler air.
I see they got rain where we traveled yesterday.

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Bucket List Trip 2016~Day 44~ San Antonio, TX -LBJ Ranch to Round Rock, TX

 Japanese Gardens of San Antonio, TX
 A rock quarry once upon a time.
The view above is what you first see.
It is breathtaking.

Mr. G enjoyed the koi.
They were large & seemed very happy.
Again, it was so hot and humid, we only spent about 20 minutes walking around.
And, I didn't have my camera. Bummer.
 We drove northward just west of Johnson City, Tx

 While LBJ was buried here, he was born just across the road.

 Birthday place of LBJ.

 Several deer occupied a cool spot by the road near a caregiver
LBJ wanted his farm to be a park someday.
He designed the roads to take your through the ranch first.
Reminds me of my Poppaw Nunnually taking us to see his cattle.
He raised polled Hereford.
The picture below definitely reminds me of one of his fields in Kentucky.

LBJ did a lot of his work on his ranch, so it was set up with an office in the end of the house.
The security was set up in the little white house above. 
He had something like 13 operators set up in a trailor compound to man all of his phones.
Said he spent almost all his day on the phone.

Supposed to be 8600 square feet in the house.
It was a rather simple 1960s house, that also reminded me of my grand parents' last house.

His office with 4 desks was located in the stone part of the house.
We tried to weave our way through back roads to Round Stone, TX,
but there is no such things as all the area around Austin is heavily populated.
We couldn't afford the 500 to 1500$ a night rooms in most of Austin.
In the process of getting to Round Stone, we came across Oasis, TX
which doesn't not look like TX at all.

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