We started at the Johnson Ranch, which was delightful. They won't let you take any photos inside the house, but let me tell you, it is a real treat to see how the Johnson family lived. It has been restored to when LBJ was alive and it is mid-mod magnificent.
The ranch itself is lovely too: acres of softly rolling countryside, a lazy river, farm animals; a wonderful, peaceful place to visit.
|The long driveway up to the ranch.|
|Rolling hills and cows.|
|Nick, the Hubs, and LBJ's private plane.|
|Stephan, MD, and Nick enjoying some shade.|
|MD standing in front of the secret service bungalow.|
After the Johnson ranch we went to Fredericksburg for lunch at Hondo's on Main.
|The first of many Lone Star beers.|
|Hungry people waiting for chicken fried...everything.|
|Hubs and Stephan in front of Dooley's 5, 10, and 25 Cent Store|
On our way back to town we stopped of at Luckenback, Texas. Yes, that Luckenback, Texas, just like the song. What started off as an Indian trading post on sleepy Hill Country ranch was transformed by Hondo Crouch (see link above) into the preeminent 1970s country western road house. Willie Nelson doesn't come by as much as he used to, but the place is still serving up country western music, cheap beer, and fun on a daily basis.
|It's a favorite pit-stop for touring Harley Riders and vintage car enthusiasts.|
|The beautiful dance hall.|
|The "buy a brick" patio. Don't step on that one in the middle or you'll break your momma's back.|
|One of the gorgeously weathered outbuildings.|
|Me and Katie and more Lone Star!|