A Redleg’s Rides : A Drive to the Cowboy Capital of the World: Bandera, TX


Martha and I drove the Honda CR-V the 30+ miles or so to Bandera, TX today, to check out the sights of this small town with such a big claim.

Bandera: Spanish word for Flag.  Interesting name for a town don’t you think?  One of the plaques below should explain things better.

After a brief stop for Martha to get her giggles at the Trump Store:

photo by Martha

We visited the town’s Frontier Museum.  Here’s some of the stuff that caught my eye among the many, many items from “back in the day”.  

A safe made out of a large canon’s breech.

It being the Chinese Lunar New Year, we had lunch at the local Chinese restaurant.  it was “OK”.

The Heritage Park had this statue of a Cowboy in action along with informative plaques about the town, its title and some history:

A mural next to the heritage park:

Of course, many stores selling souvenirs and knick-knacks for the tourists.

photo by Martha

A representative example of the several stores’ offerings

photo by Martha

The Antiques store had a “plethora” of rather diverse stuff…lots to see if you’ve got the time to wander its vast collections.

photo by Martha

Martha seemed fascinated by the vintage Tupperware….

photo by Martha

We returned to camp by mid-afternoon.  RichardM once again fed us a nice dinner in the evening.  A good day!



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