We went to Bandera, TX today, the Cowboy Capital of the World! What an interesting town. .
They put on a show at the town square, across from the courthouse, reenacting life in the 1800’s
A Shoot Out!....
Fixing a toothache with dynamite?… Friends, Frank & Ruth, “horsing” around. .
Bandera County Courthouse Historic Downtown Bandera
We then headed north out of Bandera on 173, and made a stop at Camp Verde. Prior to the Civil War, under the direction of then U.S. Secretary Of War, Jefferson Davis (later president of the Confederate States), the U.S. Army began training camels for use as pack animals and cavalry units for use in the southwest. Hmmmm… maybe this was not a new idea that General Patton came up with for desert warfare in north Africa during WWII after all. It now seems to us to be a really nice tourist trap and high priced restaurant. If you have any interest, you can go to www.campverdegeneralstore.com. So, back on the road up to 2771, south on 16, back to Bandera. Beautiful drive through the Texas hill country!
While we were at Camp Verde, we received a text picture from our niece of their back yard in central Ohio covered in fresh fallen snow with the caption “really?!?!?”. We just had to take this picture and respond with, “yes, really!”
We stopped for an early dinner at Old Spanish Trail Restaurant in Bandera. Great food at great prices. This gives a real visual of the saying “saddle up to the bar”. . .
All in all, another great day of sightseeing with great friends. Life is suite!