Lakes, Lilies and Friendly Folks
Trip Start Jul 06, 2011
9Trip End Oct 06, 2011
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Then there are the old-fashioned things that will surely spark memories – real wooden blocks for children along with other hard-to-find quality toys, Madame Alexander dolls, hand-blown German glass ornaments. They have Polish pottery, and many other dishes. They sell delicious hams which are glazed and baked in the store. Honey, their own “Sweet and Hot” tomato relish which is great over cream cheese for an instant party food. And now, hot off the press – there is a wine bar in the works, literally. Located around the fireplace, with rocking chairs for kicking back, the section will serve wines by the glass, German beers, and, of course, their good coffee. The wine bar will offer a variety of wine accessories, including Riedel Crystal glasses, and decanters, must-haves for the serious wine enthusiast. [Excerpt from Texas Food and Wine magazine]
We had lunch at Miss Hattie's Restaurant and toured her "Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum". Story is she was divorced from her husband. They had a 2 story home downtown. He keep the downstairs; she kept the upstairs. She needed to make money so she opened a bordello and made lots more than her husband.
We also did a self-driving tour with audio through our cell phone on murals painted at different downtown locations. They were about the history of the town and were amazing.
One day we visited the International Lily Pond Garden (see photos) and finished up with a walk on the 4 mile River Walk.