|Really a baseball lobby.|
|Cool elevator door art|
|Ice cream parlor still selling Blue Bell Ice Cream|
|Second floor ice cream parlor.|
|Blue Bell in Brenham, Texas|
|I love their slogan.|
In addition to the historical art, there were timelines on the walls with the history of the company going back to the early 1900s.
Here's a poster that would have been from my early teen years. If we had lived in south Texas at the time, I would have entered this sweepstakes!
|Early delivery vehicle|
|Blue Bell Creameries sculpture|
The main attraction of the Southern Flyer is the 50s theme. All the waitresses wear poodle skirts. You don't see poodle skirts much anymore! Our waitress was kind enough to pose for a photo. The food was good.
|Southern Flyer 50s decor|
|Our waitress with our order|
|View of the pond if you sit outside|
|Bob "sightseeing." (He's checking his smart phone.) LOL.|
|Beautiful back-lit art|
|A beautiful mural that takes up a whole wall|
|Great depiction of all the cotton bales that could be|
loaded on a steamboat for shipping.
|Another beautiful quilt using star decor|
|An old spinning wheel for the cotton|
The following instrument is a melodeon. These foot-pumped reed organs (keyboard wind instruments) were less expensive than a piano, easier to transport, and less likely to get out of tune.
|Melodeon circa 1850|
|Washington-on-the-Brazos is a |
"Birthplace of Texas" historic site
|Entrance to Barrington Farm Living History Museum|
|Bob with the costumed interpreters on the dogtrot.|
|Can't get away from doing chores. |
This building is the kitchen, built separate from
the house due to heat and fire concerns.
|Gorgeous Cochin chickens|
|Main house in the "dog-trot" style|
|Non-bearded, buff-laced Polish chicken rooster|
|Ossabaw Island hogs - descendants of |
|Ossabaw Island hog|
|Fallow deer fawn|
|Not sure what these are??|
Our day was not over yet. This blog to be continued in Part 2.