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!
We were in Gatesville to do letterboxing. Our first box was at Font La Roy Park. As we drove there we noticed a lot of old cars and soon realized there must be a car show going on there. We arrived at the tail end of the Cruzin’ Cruzers Car Show. There were only two cars let but they were nice ones.
Once a year the city of Fairfield’s hosts a car show. I don’t know if it is always the weekend after Labor Day or not. We were passing through on Saturday and saw all the cars so we had to stop and look around. They had a lot of trophy’s ready to give away.
The first Saturday of each month (through November) the Church of the Open Door in Bellmead 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 previously posted. Lots of people come every month to this cruise in, so as time goes on it will be harder to find different vehicles to post pictures of.