Thursday, November 11, 2010

Goings On

On Monday we had our carpets cleaned so we decided to take a ride on the motorcycle while they dried.  We headed north and west into Bandera which is the cowboy capital of the world (although we didn't see any cowboys) and then headed to Medina for some lunch.  We stopped at Keese's Bar-B-Que for some excellent brisket and chicken with some potato salad, beans, pickles and onions.  We saved room for what was the waitress's favorite dessert, German chocolate upside down cake.  It was more like pie than cake; thick rich chocolate, cream cheese and coconut cooked in a cast iron skillet.  Val tasted it first as I finished my brisket, and when I looked at her face, well, it was the face of joy.  It was that good.   

Now you have to admit.  That looks good...

We headed west again after lunch to Vanderpool about 20 miles over the foothills.  Then it was north to Lost Maples State Park.  We were about 80 miles from home, so we only had time for a 60 minute hike since we wanted to be back before dusk (too many deer!).  But we lost track of time and ended up hiking longer than we expected.  The ride back was beautiful with the sun setting over the foothills and thankfully the deer stayed clear of the road.  All and all a great day.

It's hard to tell, but this was a fascinating rock formation.  It looked like half mushrooms jutting from the rock.

And a couple more from the park. And yes, the water was that color.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy!! and what a beautiful place. The water is so clear....