The bad part about doing the walk on a different day is that you miss things. In this case, we would have liked to go in the Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches, but it is only open on Saturdays. We'll just have to make another trip there on a Saturday.
The morning was quite cold when we started. I had to go back to the car for a scarf, hat, and gloves. If I remember correctly, it was in the low 40s with a cold breeze, and Bob was wearing shorts! Brr.
Even if we couldn't go into the museum, I took a photo of it as part of the historic downtown scene.
|Downtown Lockhart, Texas|
Per Wikipedia, the Caldwell County Courthouse is built in the Second Empire architectural style, with the design often attributed to Alfred Giles; however, recent research indicates the building was designed by Henry E. M. Guidon, who eventually became partners with Giles. The courthouse is nearly identical to the Goliad County Courthouse, as it was built from the same Guidon plans.
The exterior of the three-story courthouse is cream-colored limestone and red sandstone. The central clock tower houses a four-faced Seth Thomas Clock Company clock and a 900-pound bell. The mansard roof of the courthouse is characteristic of Second Empire design.
|Caldwell County Courthouse|
|Another photo of downtown|
|Upcoming car show festival|
|Santos Arredondo Park|
|An old cemetery on the hill|
|Sun shining through the Spanish moss.|
|A nice lake in the municipal park|
|Geese were out to greet us, honking loudly|
|On a bike path, we crossed a stream.|
|The great blue heron was looking for breakfast.|
My friend, Phan Anderson, made the adorable braided hat in the photo below. I love it! This will get a lot of use.
Next, we crossed the railroad tracks and headed into some neighborhoods.
|Lockhart water tower|
|It's just a matter of perspective.|
|Interesting cloud formations|
|Enlarge to see the cloud formations better.|
|Historic Birdie (or Albion) House B & B|
|Coopwood House - Classical Revival Style|
|First United Methodist Church|
|First Christian Church|
|First Christian Church|
|An old mural downtown|
|County Courthouse - upper levels|
|Colorful downtown scene (love the arches!)|
Our first 5k is done. Now we're heading out for the remainder of the walk.
|Cute architecture in downtown Lockhart|
|This looks like a very old mural of town history|
|Rocks and cacti xeriscape|
The Lockhart high school has its own water tower.
|Little Free Library in a front yard|
|Dr. Eugene Clark Library|
| I love this courthouse...it's pretty|
from every angle.
|Susan Medlin is ready for lunch. She's zipping along.|
One last Lockhart claim to fame: Lockhart has played host to many film sets, as this quaint small town is just 30 miles south of Austin. Movies filmed here include: Waiting for Guffman, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Where the Heart Is.
We're back where we started. Our 10k walk is done. We're finished and famished! It's time for lunch and we're going to Kreuz BBQ. Smoked meat is sold by the pound. At Kreuz, you order in the smokehouse and then go into the restaurant for your sides and drinks.
Kreuz Barbecue photos...
|Meat by the pound|
|One of the smokers|
|Susan Medlin with her lunch.|
|Where you order sides, drinks, and dessert.|
That's all for now. Travel Bug out.