The Granbury Square was packed this evening (November 10th, 2017) with the Opera, the Granbury Live Music Hall, and the weekly Karaoke at one of the Wine Bars. If you have never been to Granbury, this time of year is a great time to come and visit because of the fall weather and all the window display’s in the stores around the square. The Hilton Hotel is right on Lake Granbury and is an easy walk over to the Square. If you come and stay the night, make sure you have breakfast at The Nutshell, its like stepping back in time and the food and bakery is really good. Babes is great for lunch and dinner. Here is the calendar for upcoming events!
Flat Creek Estate sits on 80 scenic acres along Lake Travis, not far outside of Austin, Texas. Over the past 16 years, the winery has won over 250 awards; including the esteemed Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Nearly 20 acres of the estate are covered with vineyards, which in turn produce over 10,000 cases of wine each year. The property’s main building houses all of the winery equipment, as well as a cafe and tasting area.
Outside, there’s a charming patio area that allows you to soak up the sun while sharing a bottle with friends. A short walk leads you to another event and wine tasting area that can hold large parties or banquets.
Currently, the asking price is being kept private, which probably means it’s a pretty big number. If you’re still interested or just feel like admiring this incredible property a little bit more, visit the listing on Sotheby’s or check out the Flat Creek Estate website.
East Texas is great for many reasons, including the scenic landscape that features pine trees, hard oaks, as well as dogwood trees, that are lovely this time of year. There are also a dozen or so great lakes too, that a gorgeous, including Lake O the Pines, and Lake Athens, two of my favorites. There are also lots of great historic towns throughout East Texas including Athens, Canton, Tyler, and Jefferson, probably my favorite. These pictures were taken last February when I made a quick 2-day tour of those towns, and their surroundings. We have locked in on a property in East Texas for our first Texas Tiny Homes community and have been working to raise investor capital but have not met the perfect partner yet. The interest for lots in this future community have been really strong.
In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, according to Tennyson. They also turn to that special grill that’s been out of use for most of the winter in much of the country. Whatever you prefer to throw on the barbecue, from steak to salmon to bananas (hey, we’ve seen it done), your mouth is sure to water at the sight of these amazing grill setups we found.
These incredible barbecue grill setups go way beyond just a single grill sitting next to the patio furniture.
Barton Springs Pool is a true Texas treasure, when it comes to natural spring fed swimming holes and gorgeous settings. The man-made recreational swimming pool is located on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The pool exists in the channel of Barton Creek, and is filled by water from Main Barton Spring, the fourth largest spring in Texas. The pool is a popular venue for year-round swimming, as its temperature maintains a narrow range from about 68 °F (20 °C) in the winter to about 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) in the summer.
Long before Barton Springs Pool was built, the springs were considered sacred and were used for purification rituals by the Tonkawa Native American tribe who inhabited the area. Spanish explorers first discovered the springs in the 17th century, and around 1730 erected temporary missions at the site (later moving to San Antonio).
In 1837, soon after incorporation of the city of Austin, William (“Uncle Billy”) Barton, the springs’ namesake, settled the area. Barton named the three separate springs after his three daughters: Parthenia, Eliza, and Zenobia. He, and subsequent owners of the property, recognized its value as a tourist attraction, and promoted it vigorously, thus leading to the swimming hole’s lasting popularity.The last private owner of the property, Andrew Jackson Zilker, deeded it to Austin in 1918. During the 1920s, the city undertook a construction project to create a larger swimming area by damming the springs and building sidewalks. The bathhouse was constructed in the 1940s and modeled after the design of the bathhouse at Deep Eddy Pool.
The current admission fee for Austin residents is; $3 for adults, $2 for ages 12–17, $1 for ages 1–11, and 62+, and infants younger than 1 year are free. Non-residents pay $1 more. Season passes are available for $180, and punch-cards allowing for $40 worth of pool entry are available for $34.