|Boerne and Bandera|
|Written by Susan Hollingshead|
|Thursday, 18 March 2004 00:00|
Today, we are all a little stiff; I guess our ages are showing. About 30 years ago we could have spent seven hours on motorcycles one day and climbed a mountain the next. Now our joints were creaking and we are moaning but despite our moaning, we still had an awesome time yesterday.
We decided to explore the area and went into Boerne to look around there first. It is such a cute little town full of quaint shops selling antiques, collectables, western wear and furniture, native art wear and even angels as well as coffee shops, a bakery and restaurants. We enjoyed a coffee and spent a lot of time in the native store. Rick bought me a beautiful "White Buffalo Turquoise" necklace with matching earrings while Rosanne found some turtles to add to her collection.
From there we drove to Bandera, billed as the oldest, original cowboy town located in Texas Hill Country. We stopped for lunch at The Old Spanish Trail or The OST, a restaurant featuring Mexican food and that has been around since 1921. We enjoyed just driving around the countryside seeing the western architecture, ranches and native plant life. We stopped at a Texan Apple Store where Rosanne bought us a huge homemade apple pie for tonight. We had an enjoyable yet restful day and seem to have recovered quite nicely!
The living breathing cowboy leaning on this building really wasn't posed; though he looks like he might be!