Friday, December 08, 2023
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WEB On The Road Header 600pxIt seems to me that the best thing we can do right now is to look forward. Certainly, looking back at what we have gone through this season does not bring us too many happy memories. If we look outside, all those dead plants do not present a very pretty picture either. But it is going to get better!

Certainly, we have had plenty of time to reevaluate and I have good news for those of you who have requested the Painted Churches. As I looked at some of the tours and routes, I realized why not? Why not - for the Winter Texan Season - combine the Painted Churches with the Waco Magnolia Silos Tour. That should have been a no brainer all along. It is a straight shot up Highway 77 to Schulenburg, home of the famous Painted Churches. Not only that, but there is a perfect place for lunch in Schulenburg.


Painted churchYou will be amazed at the ingenuity of those settlers who were able with imagination, paint, and paint brushes to create what appears to be marble from simple wood pillars. Our guide is fantastic. We will leave Schulenburg for Waco where we include some very special touring of the Texas Ranger Museum and other first-class museums with time for shopping in Waco.

They say we are never too old to learn. How true!

I thought our suspension bridge in Roma right here in the Rio Grande Valley was pretty unique. But then I picked up a brochure on the Chisholm Trail, one of the most famous of the Texas cattle trails leading to markets to the north. That trail goes right through Waco and very close to the Ranger Museum.

The cattle faced a treacherous crossing of the Brazos River in Waco. That is until a suspension bridge was built. Can you imagine a herd of long horns crossing the wide Brazos River on that suspension bridge?

I look forward to next season. It will be bigger and better and healthier than ever. In the meantime, if you have not received your vaccine, please find the closest, most convenient place and get your vaccination. Continue to wear your mask and social distance. Let us continue to take care of not just ourselves, let us continue to take care of each other.