One place I really wanted to go on my way north was Luckenbach, TX. The town was immortalized by a song sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. I just had to see this place. It is located just a few miles east of Fredricksburg off hwy 290. But you can’t blink or you will miss the turnoff. You drive about 5 miles down a little country road wondering where you are going. I couldn’t even use my GPS because Luckenbach wasn’t even listed on it. I have an older GPS and haven’t updated it since I purchased it many years ago (time for a new one).
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The little old country road to Luckenbach.
This is the Post Office/General Store/Saloon. A great combination. You can pick up your bills from the post office, go in the back and have a few stiff drinks to try and forget what you owe to everyone, and then buy a bottle and six pack to go from the general store. All this while not moving more then twenty feet. Not bad!!!
Notice the rooster on top of the general store/saloon/post office. He was crowing at everyone.
I did get suckered into a couple of souvenirs just to show everyone that I had been there. A great looking cork stopper for my wine bottle.
Plus a small magnetic placard. After all I NEEDED both of these items anyway. LOL!!!
My next stop was Blanco State Park just 15 miles outside of Johnson City. It is a beautiful SP and I had a huge farm as my back yard.
A view of the dam at the Blanco River.
It had the real lazy Blanco River to play in.
From there I drove north about 170 miles to the Live Oak campground. This is a Corps of Engineers campground where I got a 50% discount by showing them my America the Beautiful (geezer) card.Not bad for $9. This is a view of my new backyard.
A real nice camp site even though I was only here for one night.
A nice shot of Belton Lake.
A thundercloud in the distance. Hope it doesn’t come this way.
While here I got a call from my sister who informed me that there was a large thunderstorm headed for the Fort Worth/Dallas area. She was worried that I would be driving right into it. I assured her that I would be watching the weather channel and would not move until I knew it would be OK. Fortunately the storm moved farther east and I was OK to drive into Fort Worth.