Cruise night is back. There wasn’t one in Dec, Jan or Feb. From now thru November there will be a Cruise Night the first Saturday of each month at the Church of the Open Door in Bellmead. It is the place to be to see a variety of cool vehicles. If you own such a vehicle you should bring it out. BIG 95 KBGO furnishes great oldies music. There was a vender set up with a variety of signs for sale. Here are my pictures. I think I got cars different from the ones I have previously posted. There was a great turnout so it was hard getting car pictures with people standing around looking and discussing them.
This truck is one I’ve never seen before. Had to take several pictures to capture all the neat stuff it had.
Another time we visited the Dr Pepper Museum. If you have never been it is worth the entrance fee too. Make sure you get a treat from the soda fountain.
Most of these pictures where taken by my daughter.
My daughter and son-in-law where here for Christmas so we entertained them by going to the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. If you have never been it is worth the entrance fee. Most of these pictures where taken by my daughter.
This is the last Cruise Night of 2013 at the Church of the Open Door in Bellmead. I am not sure when the first Cruise Night will be in 2014. If you’ve got a car / truck that you’ve fixed up you should bring it on out!
It was too beautiful a day to stay indoors so we headed over to the arboretum to look around. We passed this small pavilion.
We took a brick path over a bridge and came to this statue backed up by Allamanda (I think that’s what its called. I didn’t notice a signboard.
We continued on and cam to a nature trail dedicated to Todd Willis.
We took the trail and we were delighted to find that it was decorated for Halloween. The following pictures are from along that nature trail.
In Civic League Park there is a beautiful water garden. The sign tells how in 1988, Kenneth Landon joined with city officials to create this lily pool. It is recognized as the best of it’s kind in the world. I won’t try to describe the pictures, I’ll just let you enjoy them.
I wandered off following a path toward the river where the water from the lily pools emptied into it.
I retraced my way along the trail back to where it went up the hill to the rose garden.
I left the rose garden and returned to the lily pools where Ken so nicely picked me a flower. We had a nice chat. We were lucky to have him there to tell us about the garden.
Landscaping around the pools included Hibiscus and Lilies.
Never heard of Fort Croghan? It is in Burnet, TX just west of Georgetown. See the end of my letterboxing blog for additional pictures of the Fort. http://walksfarletterbox.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/letterboxing-in-burnet/
While we were talking to the staff at the Museum, they invited us to come back on October 12 to enjoy a special program hosted by the Burnet County Heritage Society. They have a website at http://www.fortcroghan.org
On the 12th from 9am – 4pm they will have reenactments with soldiers, Native Americans, and frontier men and women. Activities planned include demonstrations on making cane syrup, bread, butter, rope, candles, lye soap, quilting, spinning, and blacksmithing. There will be live music and MUCH more. The museum will be open with its interesting artifacts. The Burnet County Genealogical Society will also be there (from 10am-2pm) to help you with researching you family tree.
Fort Crogham is located at 703 Buchanan Drive (HWY 29). Free Admission and parking, but donations would be greatly appreciated!