Yes, I'm a little behind on Day Trip reporting. The winter weather and helter-skelter of life has kept me from reporting as well as doing much travelling around. Never fear, I will catch up and soon be on the road again! A beautiful Sunday afternoon called to me for a little drive to Gonzales, Texas. … Continue reading Day Tripping 2021 Episode 2 January 31, 2021
As forecast, it started snowing early this morning. First just a dusting, but by 8 a.m. it was coming down strong. It has continued through the morning, sometimes in blizzard-like strength and other times just a mist of small flakes. It is a wet snow this time, but is still sticking and accumulating. The… Continue reading The Winter of ’21 – Round 2
One of the many things I love about wandering about and exploring is stumbling upon interesting things that are a little out of the ordinary, the things that are often overlooked or maybe just plain quirky. They just seem to jump out at me and my eyes are drawn to them. This lamp post type… Continue reading The Courthouse Fountain
The Bell County Courthouse was presented to County Commissioners on May 29, 1885 and has been used for county business ever since. Over the years it has seen a few changes, but fortunately today its exterior remains much the same. To read more about the Bell County Courthouse, Click Here
The Texas Theater was considered one of San Antonio's finest movie theaters when it opened on December 26, 1926. It was a popular theater and enjoyed success until the great movie houses downtown, and downtown in general, felt the downward spiral of neglect as the City grew out into the suburbs. The last show was… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The Texas Theater
I'm absolutely dying to go somewhere. Anywhere. I'm a vagabond at heart and staying home day after day has really squelched my wandering spirit. But I'm happy to stay home and stay safe! Therefore, I find I have no excuse not to catch up on organizing a few thousand pictures and catching up on my… Continue reading Let’s Go Somewhere
This 1920's theater is still serving the community today as a live performance theater. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Caldwell Courthouse Historic District. Click here to read more about it's long history.
It was time for a long overdue day trip for this gal. I left home with only one address queued in my phone, my destination was the Caldwell County Courthouse. Other than that I had only ideas of what to do, no plan. But so it usually is with me, the day will just… Continue reading The Unexpected
A mid-December trip took me on roads I had never traveled before, much to my delight. I had traveled through Lubbock before, but never had the opportunity to spend any significant time there. My nephew's graduation from Texas Tech University gave me that opportunity as well as new sights to see along a new route.… Continue reading Sustainable Energy: Then & Now
The Tower of the Americas isn't as old as some of the buildings in downtown San Antonio, but as a 50-year old landmark it does have an interesting past that deserves a blog post. Hop over to Doorway Into the Past to read more.