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Old 01-22-2006, 11:13 AM   #21
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Where the heck is Tyler, Texas?

Another Salt Bayou refugee found me via e-mail. His wife is pushing for greater Houston - closer to So. LA relatives - he's a Texas native.

YAT - to the slurred where are you at. or Awlright cap or yeah you right - hows/yer/momma/and/dem - ain't the real deal OR they are Texan's who lived too long in a certain part of LA.

BTY - they are staying - not coming back.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:17 AM   #22
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Where the heck is Tyler, Texas?
It's "behind the pine curtain" in East Texas. Roughly half way between Dallas and Shreveport. Claims to be the Rose Capital and is home of an annual Azalea festival. Lots of South in those parts...

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Fixin' ta go ta Tejas tomorrow starting in Fort Worth and then to see some of the wife's people in Whitehouse (Tyler)..have been promised a horsey ride - wish I had the guts to gallup like Tonto - then we press onward (in rented car) to Austin and SanAntone...Appreciate any suggestions on places, roadhouses, joints, diners and dives along the way.....
Wife was boning up last night with Kinky Friedman's The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic - mentioned that Ma Ferguson former gov was quoted as saying - "If english was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for Texas!"....must have been when they were determining the official state language...just came across a texas ism - Like a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest....
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While in Whitehouse go to Tyler to Mercado's. It is on loop 323 on the south side of town. Great Tex-Mex (try the qual).
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... (try the qual).
I consider myself reasonably up to speed on Tex-Mex, but I'm not familiar with this particular item. Is this a typo (quail) or something entirely different?

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Old 05-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #26
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Dan, I just did the East Texas tour with an old college friend.

If you like art - go to the Kimbell in Fort Worth and to the new Modern gallery next door.

In Dallas - 6th Floor museum - where were you? etc......

For curiosity visit Luckenbach near Fredricksburg.

For relaxation stay near Fredricksburg in a B&B cottage - one booking agency to try is Gastehaus Schmidt (you can find them on the web). Interesting museum in town and many places to eat.

Around Johnson City - LBJ ranch - good bus tour

While in the Hill Country (from F'burg) visit Becker Winery - some of the best wines in Texas. For romance, you can stay in their ancient little cottage - possibly too hot now until October. Again, look on the web.

For BBQ go to the Salt Lick at Driftwood near Austin

I'll leave San Antone to others, the Alamo is an interesting story but I have never enjoyed the Riverwalk - smelly, expensive, no reason to be there - but you can find good TexMex away from the tourist areas.

As always - watch out for the rattlesnakes, scorpions, hurricanes, tornadoes, ERs and other nasties.

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F M, I don't disagree with any of your recommendations but your geography is a little off. None of the places you mentioned are located in East Texas. The residents of places like FT. Worth, Dallas, Fredericksburg and Luckenbach would take offense at being accused of being East Texans.

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Old 05-12-2007, 10:50 AM   #28
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Geography, no, semantics yes. I believe the locals call most of this area Central Texas. I certainly wouldn't want to offend any of my lovely neighbours!!!!
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Yep, a typo. But still good eating!
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While in Whitehouse go to Tyler to Mercado's. It is on loop 323 on the south side of town. Great Tex-Mex (try the qual).
..Mercado's has been placed on the itinerary..
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Dan, I just did the East Texas tour with an old college friend.
If you like art - go to the Kimbell in Fort Worth and to the new Modern gallery next door.
In Dallas - 6th Floor museum - where were you? etc......
For curiosity visit Luckenbach near Fredricksburg.
For relaxation stay near Fredricksburg in a B&B cottage - one booking agency to try is Gastehaus Schmidt (you can find them on the web). Interesting museum in town and many places to eat.
Around Johnson City - LBJ ranch - good bus tour
While in the Hill Country (from F'burg) visit Becker Winery - some of the best wines in Texas. For romance, you can stay in their ancient little cottage - possibly too hot now until October. Again, look on the web.
For BBQ go to the Salt Lick at Driftwood near Austin
I'll leave San Antone to others, the Alamo is an interesting story but I have never enjoyed the Riverwalk - smelly, expensive, no reason to be there - but you can find good TexMex away from the tourist areas.
As always - watch out for the rattlesnakes, scorpions, hurricanes, tornadoes, ERs and other nasties.
"Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach Texas"...definitely will dawdle there and Fredricksburg & Hill country (hadn't thought about that area - looks cool) ..."we" like art...maybe too much but I dare not say that to DW...Kimball & The Modern (nice building) will be closed on the Monday we are there..I understand there is some kind of cattle drive (hope it's not to disneyish) & hog auction that day where we are staying in the stockyards area - -....Salt Lick has been placed on the agenda!..thks..
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:19 AM   #31
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Dan, the FW Stockyards area was on my itinerary (my friend grew up on a farm where his father raised "barley beef"). He expected to see some real agricultural action (buying and selling, cowboys working). It was awful and became the running joke for the rest of the trip. The "steer running" is a line of 12 very tired steers walking down a street accompanied by a few cowpersons on horses encouraging them along. Avoid if at all possible.
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Dan, the FW Stockyards area was on my itinerary (my friend grew up on a farm where his father raised "barley beef"). He expected to see some real agricultural action (buying and selling, cowboys working). It was awful and became the running joke for the rest of the trip. The "steer running" is a line of 12 very tired steers walking down a street accompanied by a few cowpersons on horses encouraging them along. Avoid if at all possible.
thks for the headsup on that will not linger for the "drive"...
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #34
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...Appreciate any suggestions on places, roadhouses, joints, diners and dives along the way.....
Depending on your route of travel:

- Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana

- Cooper's BBQ in Llano

- Gruene Hall in New Braunfels

- Arky Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon in Bandera

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Depending on your route of travel:

- Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana

- Cooper's BBQ in Llano

- Gruene Hall in New Braunfels

- Arky Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon in Bandera

Thanks wahoo, taking rte 31 from Tyler will take us to Corsicana and the others could fit in with our touring the Hill country out of Austin & then on to San Antonio looks like...50 Things Every Texan Should Do:
1.Read William Barret Travis's famous letter while inside the Alamo.
2.Raft down the Rio Grand through Big Bend's Santa Elena Canyon.
3.Pick your own piece of meat from the giant pit at Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Llano.....defintely going here
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How about drink a beer at Billy Bob's, the world's largest honky-tonk?

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thks Eagle...we can do that....they sure make everything BIG in Texas
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DT, that's "busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest"... :P

There's a steam locomotivated train ride from Palestine to Rusk, that's neat if you're into that sort of thing.

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..."we" like art...maybe too much but I dare not say that to DW...
Dan, when I was seated in the library this morning, I realized I'd failed to tell you about this 'don't miss' spot when you get to SA.


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DT, that's "busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest"... :P

There's an steam locomotivated train ride from Palestine to Rusk, that's neat if you're into that sort of thing.

http://www.texasstaterailroad.com/index.html
hey thats right below Whitehouse..will see how much time we have after the get together ...I am a trainman like my daddy and my granddaddy....
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