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Old 02-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Thanks to everyone that gave me good info on parking in San antonio
I found a few good ones to add. The big lot behind the Shriner s museum in downtown San Antonio
5 dollars a day and short walk to the riverwalk and alamo mission

we started out a RV park near Columbus texas, about 10 miles north of I-10. The cg is not important, as it is a thousand trails park and other than a great site the park had little to nothing to offer except to get a front end alignment from the horrible road

But not to be deterred we used it as a home base for our travels
First up was LA Grange...about 20 minute ride and filled with great food
Cafe Dobre' on the square had the most delicious chicken fried steak
a must see in downtown is the County Courthouse. WOW
and the old jail that was still service in 1980 ish
The Kolaches at Weikel's were Weikel's Bakery - We Gotcha Kolache (Kolaches, Cinnamon Rolls, Pig-in-a-Blanket and other Czech pastries)
very good, although the new bakery now is a Shell superstop. but the kolaches are WONDERFUL

be sure to see monument hill park overlooking the Colorado river, and the Kreische brewery and family home form the late 1800'shttp://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/monument-hill-kreische-brewery
the state park had lots of info on the area and a Ranger that very very helpful sorting out the best places to grab a bite.

next we ran up to Brenham to visit the Blue Bell creamery and sample some free ice cream Blue Bell Ice Cream
YUM
on the way back we hit the old cotton gin in Burton to see the massive engine on the national register of OLD stuff still working, the tour lasts 2 hrs plus or minus and is FANTASTIC.Texas Cotton Gin Museum

next up was the really unique painted churches in schulenberg about 35 minutes from home base

I suggest you visit the chamber of commerce to arrange a tour, one of the churches is locked and you can only see inside through a gate, it has to be because it is out there by itself, also plan whole day seeing them churches | The Greater Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce

next day we rested....
then off to Shiner to see the spoetzl Shiner.com
about a 40 minute drive
tour is about 1 hr
and you get to try some free samples afterwards

on your way back stop at the Stanzel brother model airplane museum in Schulenberg, The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum

then the next day we ran down to eagle lake to the attwater prarie chicken national wildlife refuge Home - Attwater Prairie Chicken - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
no chickens were seen, but lots of hawks a crested caracara's let us snap a photo

somewhere in all of this i still had time to wash the rv and truck. we also did a bit of spring cleaning and rested


off to San Antonio and Ft. Sam Houston, this became our next home base for the week,
of course the Riverwalk was wonderful, we walked all but the last mile
took a drive up to the natural bridge caverns in New Braunfels Attractions in Texas | Natural Bridge Caverns

185 feet down then the climb back up was hard on the ol legs but the tour was worth it

next after a long day of rest we ran up to San marcos for the glass bottom boat tour of the san marco river
Glass Bottom Boats : Aquarena Center : Texas State University

then we rested for two days
before we started heading north to lake whitney for a shop stop over to see the grandchild
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