We created this image a couple of seasons ago when the big game was held at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and it’s still true, not all of our homes are tiny.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
If you grew up in a very small town, you probably remember taking trips to the general store, where you could find pretty much whatever you needed all in one place! We’ve gathered up some photos of general stores throughout the state, both still in operation and closed for business, that will surely fire up the nostalgia within you. Check ’em out!.
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Fredericksburg, Texas: Vote for Your Favorite Southern Small Town!!
Source: Vote – Fredericksburg, Texas – Best Southern Small Town Nominee: 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards
While in Fredericksburg last weekend, a Texas Treasure and top tourist town in our state, I drove around the charming town and saw some really cool older homes, as well as few new ones I was impressed with.
I also noticed a few that have a similar style as our Plan 1659, with the combination of native stone work, and rustic log cabin details. I designed this plan, and several other plans for Texas Tiny Homes while living in Colorado most of 2013. I was inspired by the old homes I saw while living there, as was the case while touring Fredericksburg, and the Hill Country.
Fredericksburg is definitely and the Texas Hill Country is definitely a part of our future with home building and Texas Tiny Home communities. Let us know if living in this part of Texas would be of interest to you.
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.