Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Shops, Rocks and Bats
Uncle Michael and Aunt Sylvia invited us over for breakfast this morning. We had a large breakfast of eggs, bacon, grits and biscuits. It was yummy. Over breakfast we decided the site-seeing course for the day. First we visited my cousin Tip Burns' gun shop, Canyon Sporting Arms. He sells and repairs guns and is so busy he has enough work for six months without taking in new business. Our second stop was in a town named Fredericksburg. This is a unique little town with lots of quaint restaurants and specialty shops. My aunt and I visited a shop called Kitchen Laden. They have every kind of cooking gadget you could imagine.....just my kind of place. John and my uncle looked around in an antique store while waiting on Aunt Sylvia and I to finish touring the kitchen store. Boy did they have long wait! Eventually they came into the store to round us up. Our third stop was the Enchanted Rock State Park located right out of Fredericksburg. This is a unique pink granite dome that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. We notice two couples climbing their way to the top while we were there. What a climb that would be. Our fourth stop was in Alamo Springs to view the "Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area" where it is said at a certain time of night thousands of bats fly from the tunnel to find their dinner. This was an awesome sight. It you are ever in this area it is well worth stopping for.
Tomorrow is a travel day. We will travel on to Hickory Creek COE in Lewisville, Texas where we will meet back up with Joe and Sherri. Yeah!!!!
Happy Trails. Stay Safe