Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

B is for... - Monday, April 20, 2015, Part 2

Monday, April 20, 2015 continued...

One thing "b" is for is BBQ. That's what Bob wanted for dinner tonight. We found Nathan's BBQ in the Brenham brochure.

We should have known not to trust it when we drove up...it was in a gas station building. {{{frowny face}}} My brisket was very dry like it had been sitting there all day. The corn muffins were dry and lukewarm. We would not eat there again. They had only one kind of BBQ sauce, and it was good.

With all the rain, the cacti are plump and full of new growth!
A wayward photo from earlier in the day to share...

A beautiful anole lizard blending into the tree
After our unsatisfying dinner, we looked around historic downtown Brenham. That was fun. We discovered some good stuff, like "The B's of Brenham" mural by Alan Gerson.

"The B's of Brenham" mural by Alan Gerson.
Baseball Capital of Texas

Birthplace of Texas
Blinn College
and, of course, bluebonnets! Bob sat in the truck while I photographed the mural. On my walk back to the truck, the following sign directed me down an alley...I HAD to explore.

Toubin Park is a little pocket park nestled between two buildings that is chock full of history markers providing an education on cisterns that the citizens and city used to collect water from the rooftops. I was completely fascinated to find so much history packed into this little park. I trotted back to the truck, woke Bob up from his nap, and told him he needed to come with me. He was glad he did.

Toubin Park: In the foreground is the underground cistern.
Columbine and larkspur
Worth enlarging to read...we need these today!
Cistern construction, side view
Info on the Silsby Fire Truck
(on display at the Brenham Fire Museum)
Besides information on the cisterns, about ten history markers told the story about arson fires set around the town and how the cistern water and the new Silsby fire truck helped to put them out. It was a fascinating display. Of course next we had to find the Brenham Fire Museum.

It was getting late and the Brenham Fire Museum was closed, but there was a button to push outside and a loudspeaker told the history of the Silsby fire truck.

Brenham Fire Museum - closed for the day
Silsby Fire Truck with outdoor history speaker
Silsby Fire Truck
That's it. Darkness descended. We headed back to the Artesian RV Park and called it a day.

We saw and learned so much today. Thanks for sticking around to the end of this two-part day.

Travel Bug out.

1 comment:

  1. One of the two best BBQ places we've found is in a gas station: Oklahoma Joe's in KC, Kansas. The gas station is still in business!


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