After we finished our Volksmarching event at Fort Griffin Historic Site we headed into Albany for lunch. We chose the Icehouse Restaurant.
During the early 1900s, virtually every Texas town had an icehouse, as ice manufacturing plants were known. In large part, they supplied block ice to the frosty icon of the era, the icebox. I know it will give away my age, but I actually grew up with an “icebox” and made many trips to an icehouse to bring home the huge blocks of ice.
The Icehouse Restaurant made the area that used to house the icemaking machinery into a bar area. The former “salt pit,” where the ice was made, is now the dining room, and the old vault where the ice was stored, is now an office and a storage room.
They have excellent salsa!
When we finished eating our lunch we headed over to the Old Jail turned Art Center.
We lucked upon a car show in progress. Here are just a few of the ones that I liked.
We detoured from the car show into the park to look around.
We completed the circle and arrived back at the car show.
We were in Georgetown to do a volksmarching event. So we stopped by the Public Library to see the Sculptures they have on display.
We went out the back (9th Street Entrance) to see these on display.
We were in the area to do a volksmarching event. The walk started at the Cypress Creek Community Center and was on country roads.
After doing the walk we headed over to the Comfort historic district to look around.
I posted a couple of these birdhouses earlier when I first painted them. Now that most of them are refurbished and back outdoors I thought I post all of them.
When I ran out of ceramic birdhouses, I moved on to the wood ones. Most of these my husband had to put back together. They were literally falling apart. Once he got them back together I started painting them.
Now all these birdhouses are located in my side yard where I can see them from my kitchen window. Only one of them has had birds build a nest in it. Can you guess which one the birds choose? It was the ceramic red cardinal!
Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a nice park set astride the Paluxy River. Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River (unless its rained recently).
This attraction is down the road a ways from the State Park. It offers 20 acres of walkways that feature life-size dinosaurs and an impressive fossil dig where children can search for authentic fossils. Entrance fee is $12.00. We didn’t go in.
Bored with reading I decided to collect my yard art and paint it up. I am not finished with all of it, but these are the pieces I’ve done so far.
I first did the metal cat. Poor thing was so rusty. He needed a new artificial flower too.
My next attempt was the frogs. There was no way I could reach all the places that needed paint, but it looks pretty good from a distance.
A rusty birdhouse next caught my attention. Painting the vines was quite a chore.
The next birdhouse was ceramic, but the paint had faded to white.
The ceramic goldfish near the pond had also faded to white. So they got a new coat of paint.
I am currently painting a metal whirligig.