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George Bush (41) Presidential Library…

APRIL 1, 2015. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS.  GEORGE BUSH 41. George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States “a kinder and gentler nation.” In his inaugural address he pledged in “a moment rich with promise” to use American strength as … Continue reading »

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Time to saddle up…

MARCH 25, 2015                                                          KERRVILLE, TEXAS “On the road again…Goin’ places that I’ve never been, Seein’ things that I may never see again and I can’t wait to … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday, Paul…

MARCH 8, 2015 LET ME INTRODUCE THE BIRTHDAY BOY. One of the nicest things about our stay at Buckhorn Lake this winter has been meeting and getting to know our “casita-neighbors” Paul Lozano and his wife JoAnn. They own the property right across the street from where we’re staying. They’ve welcomed us and made us … Continue reading »

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Live theater at “The Garage” in Kerrville, Texas…

FEBRUARY 22, 2015 WE COULD KICK OURSELVES! We could just kick ourselves for not discovering until today the intimate VK Garage Theater here in Kerrville. I don’t know why it’s called “the Garage” but it doesn’t matter. Absolutely charming! We’ve not seen much live theater since we left home, so a couple weeks ago when … Continue reading »

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Sunday brunch and a movie…

JANUARY 25, 2015 SUNDAY BRUNCH AND A MOVIE. Our Buckhorn friends have brunch most every Sunday at the cafeteria on the nearby campus of Schreiner University. Afterward, they take their dogs to the park so they can run around and get some exercise. We don’t have a dog, but we always have good appetites on … Continue reading »

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Bandera, Texas: Cowboy Capital of the World…

JANUARY 24, 2015 After lunch at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville today, we decided to drive 25 miles down the road and check out the town of Bandera. COWBOY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. In a rugged county filled with hills, rivers, and a sprawling lake, the town of Bandera holds a really big … Continue reading »

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Camp Wood, Texas…where time stands still!

JANUARY 20, 2014 A TOWN WHERE TIME STANDS STILL. If you enjoy going to the theater on Saturday night, don’t expect to make it happen in Camp Wood, Texas. About the best you can do is visit a biker-friendly bar called Harley’s Hideaway for some beers before having dinner at Two Fat Boys Barbecue. Or … Continue reading »

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LBJ National Historical Park…

JANUARY 16, 2015. LYNDON B. JOHNSON RANCH, TEXAS. It’s bright and sunny this morning at Buckhorn Lake. Recent rain makes the great outdoors look clean and crisp…the lake sparkles as if covered with diamonds. A perfect day to saddle up and take a ride to the LBJ National Historical Park.  Located just an hour’s drive … Continue reading »

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Grey skies and black ice…

JANUARY 8, 2014 IT’S COLD IN THE HILL COUNTRY!  So cold that we’re having second thoughts about spending next winter here, even though we love the area. Perhaps we’ll return for a visit in the fall but leave for the Gulf Coast or Florida right after Thanksgiving.  Who knows? Anyway, the low temperature last night … Continue reading »

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The Sculpture Prayer Garden…

JANUARY 7, 2015 THE CROSS AT KERRVILLE. On 23 acres of land visible from Interstate Highway 10 in the Texas Hill Country, at the same latitude as Israel and mid-way between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, lies the Sculpture Prayer Garden and the reddish-brown contemporary sculpture named “The Empty Cross.” The two million dollar landmark … Continue reading »

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Christmas sights around Kerrville…

  A POTPOURRI OF HOLIDAY PICTURES. DECEMBER, 2014.                        

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Day trip to Camp Verde…and a town named “Comfort.”

DECEMBER 22, 2014. CAMP VERDE AND COMFORT, TEXAS. One of the reasons we’re so enjoying our winter stay in Kerrville is that there are lots of places to see and things to do in this part of the Texas Hill Country. As you’ve already seen if you’ve been following my recent blog posts, some of … Continue reading »

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Ranching and exotic animal hunting near Kerrville…

DECEMBER 13, 2014. It was cold and blustery at Buckhorn this morning, so we decided to put the town of Kerrville in our rear view mirror and take a drive in the country. We wanted to see some of the large ranches outside of town and get some photos of the animals we hoped to … Continue reading »

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Thanksgiving Day, 2014…

 November 27, 2014. THANKSGIVING DAY. At Thanksgiving, we enjoy a delicious meal, create new memories and give thanks for a year that’s coming to an end. It’s appropriate to reflect on all that’s occurred in the past twelve months and how we’re going to prepare for the new year that’s coming.  We give thanks for … Continue reading »

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The Lone Star State…

  IMPRESSIONS. OBSERVATIONS. THINGS WE’VE LEARNED SO FAR. We’ve been in the great state of Texas for just about a month. We’re enjoying everything about the place. We’re in no hurry to leave. Everything is large. Lots of Space. People are genuine. And friendly. Beautiful countryside. The pace is relaxed. There’s little pretension. The food is … Continue reading »

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Cold weather in Kerrville…

KERRVILLE, TEXAS NOVEMBER 15, 2014. IT’S COLD IN KERRVILLE! I’m glad we left Wyoming, pushed through Colorado and headed to Texas when we did. It’s only been a few weeks since we were in Casper and yesterday the temperature there dipped to 27 degrees below zero! I don’t know what we’d have done in that kind of … Continue reading »

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National Museum of the Pacific War…

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS. This was our second day-trip to Fredericksburg, located just 25 miles east of our winter home in Kerrville. Today we returned to visit the National Museum of the Pacific War. It is a prominent nationally significant institution, despite its location in the little rural Texas town of Fredericksburg.  The museum … Continue reading »

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