Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 22, Old Town Spring, TX

Yesterday, the folks visited Old Town Spring, TX.  It is a town that was established in the mid-1840's when German immigrants settled there.  Today, the old buildings have been turned into shops, restaurants and museums.  There are 150 of them.   Here are a few photos from the town.
One of the 4 or 5 pet stores.  No, they didn't buy us anything.

Shops along the street.

Another pet store where Mama didn't buy us anything.

Nice landscaping at a shop.

Cute birdhouse.


Another view of the town.
The folks ate at Wunsche Bros Cafe and Saloon Restaurant.  It originally opened in 1902.


Wunsche Bros Cafe and Saloon Restaurant
Inside the restaurant.

Egg crates covered the ceiling of the restaurant.

Mama ordered a cheeseburger and onion rings. Dad ordered Sausage Sauerkraut Balls as an appetizer and a German Sausage Sandwich which is a bratwurst with sauerkraut and German mustard.  Mama would have ordered a country fried steak, but it seemed to be too big for lunch.  They both said it was good, but not great.


More nice landscaping outside of Thad's.
An interesting way to display photos.  It looks like half of a large bird cage.

The Loose Caboose is a restaurant. You eat outside of it.
Mama didn't buy a single thing.  Do you believe that?  They had a fabric store, but she didn't want to bore Dad too much.  She did not bring the sewing machine along after all.  It was a last minute decision to leave it behind.

The town was quite large.  It is somewhat like a place near us called Kimmswick, MO, but this place is probably 3 times as large.  Mama enjoyed it even though she didn't buy anything.

They came back to the RV for a few hours and then they went out to dinner.  They ate at Chuy's, which is a Mexican restaurant.   Mama ordered a burrito with sirloin steak.  Dad had steak fajitas.  Mama had a jalapeno sauce on her burrito.  She read the reviews and that seemed to be a favorite.  She liked it, but it didn't taste like jalapenos to her.  It tasted more like a ranch dressing.  They both said the food was good, but not great.  They probably will not go back since there are so many other places to try.  There were two unique things about Chuy's:  1) they had women making the tortillas on display 2) They had a trunk from a model of a 50's Chevy and that is where the tortilla chips and sauce were kept.   The restaurant had an Elvis theme for some reason.


Inside Chuy's
After they ate, they went to Walmart to do their grocery shopping.  Mama does not like going there because the lines are so long.  She has been there three times and has had to wait in long lines each time.  She picked up an oven thermometer, ice cube trays and some knives.  She has steak knives, but not regular knives.  She is not sure why she didn't pack any.  Last week, she bought some tablespoons.  Each week, she is buying something small that makes her life a little easier.  Dad bought shelving material at Home Depot to put shelves in Mama's closet.  They still want to buy a spice rack because that will give them more room in the pantry.  That might be next week's project.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Has Not Been Chewing On Bully Sticks Much
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