One of the “events” that any visitor to Bandera needs to take in, is Wednesday Night Steak Night at the 11th St. Cowboy Bar. It’s legendary among the Winter Texans. Linda’s cousin, Rob and his family came up from San Antonio and went with us.
Behind these simple bar fronts, is a huge party scene. For $6 you get a huge baked potato and tossed salad with a fixin’ bar for each. You bring your own meat and grill it on the huge drums they have set up. They have a whole line-up of seasonings for your steak. Rob was the designated griller for the night and he had large juicy steaks for his family and Linda and I had taken veggie burgers. Our burgers probably felt pretty intimidated surrounded by all the brawny steaks on those grills. Our burgers tasted great though. For any future partakers of this event, if you’re going to take a steak to cook, it would be best to take real silverware and a steak knife to eat it with. The puny plastic silverware, that they provide, just don’t “cut it”.
The band got fired up and was really quite good for a country band. When in Texas everyone two steps so the dance floor filled up once everyone got done eating. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for sale but it looked like lots of people brought their own wine or whiskey. There’s no cover charge so the $6 covers the sides and the entertainment for the night. It’s a good time and something to see. The courtyard area, that opens up behind these store fronts is huge….could easily hold several hundred people. Something to check out if you ever come through Bandera. We’ve had a great time hanging out with Linda’s family in nearby San Antonio and getting to know them. Looking forward to coming back next year to see them again.
During the week, when I was visiting a client in downtown Bandera, a really long load came through town…under escort. It was trying to get around the corner and through the traffic light in the middle of town. It looked like a blade off a windmill. The truck had to go really slow and up over the sidewalk area on the one side of the street to make the corner. In the time that we sat in town, three of them went through town.
On another day this week, we had to drive to the area around Medina dam. The dam is having some repairs done so we couldn’t get a good look at it. I think the area where all the construction vehicles were, is where the viewing area typically is. That would be my guess as most dams have areas where you can stop to see it. We had to peek over the construction fence to get a glimpse. On the roads around the dam, we got to see some of the pretty wild flowers that Texas is known for. Very pretty and out so much earlier than normal, as we’ve been told. It was like a breath of springtime and reminded Linda of the flower beds I used to have at the house. I imagine that as warm as its been back home that the crocus bed is in full bloom and the tulips will be right behind them. Funny but I don’t miss them…I can go to Lowes and take a walk through the greenhouse area and get my fill of the colors without all of the work.
Tomorrow we are going to the Wild Hog Explosion, here in Bandera. No, they don’t throw dynamite at feral hogs as they run by. It’s a fundraiser for the local library and it includes a motorcycle ride through hill country, a greased pig chase (Linda tried to enlist her cousins to form a team), church on Sunday (open air style) and a pie ride to the Apple Store (our favorite place). We have to move to the other RV park , in the morning, so we will do that around 8 so we have enough time to get set up, unload the bike and head out. Jam packed weekend with lots of fun in store…..Blogger Labels: events,visitor,Bandera,needs,Steak,Cowboy,Winter,Texans,meat,event,band,Texas,Alcoholic,entertainment,courtyard,area,client,downtown,traffic,blade,truck,sidewalk,street,Medina,repairs,construction,fence,glimpse,roads,flowers,Very,breath,Funny,Lowes,greenhouse,Wild,Explosion,fundraiser,library,motorcycle,hill,team,church,Apple,park,bike,vehicles,areas,steaks,burgers,silverware,week