I have so much to post on today, I will have to do 2!
I tell you, boy, we hit the motherlode the past week in getting to meet fellow Bloggers. Today we had the great pleasure of meeting Cindy and Walker.....real, honest-to-goodness Texans! Cindy and I have followed each other's blogs for quite some time, and when she found out we were coming toward their hometown of Seguin (near San Antonio) she asked if we could meet up for lunch someplace. YES...I answered. So the arrangements were made.
Bruce and I wanted to take a drive down toward New Braunfels, south of Johnson City, so we arranged to meet Cindy and Walker there. We had no clue where to eat and asked Cindy for suggestions. She gave several and told us to "pick one". We picked BBQ. Let me set you straight....nobody should ever come to Texas and NOT "eat BBQ". They really know how to do it right.
Sidebar on BBQ: OK, we're originally from southern California and they BBQ there all the time. The difference in the term is that in Texas, and the South, BBQ means a type of food. It is beef, pork, chicken or ribs cooked very slowly with a certain blend of spices and a great BBQ sauce. In California BBQ simply means a method of cooking. It means that you go and throw your food (any food) on the barbecue grill outdoors and cook it. Now in the South, doing that method of cooking means to "grill" your food. See the difference?
Now...back to our day....We met our "new friends" at Rudy's BBQ in the town of New Braunfels.
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Here are Walker and Cindy, two of the most friendly and down-to-earth people you will ever meet:
We have had a great time here in Texas....in only 4 days! I have discovered that I really love this state. We will definitely have to come back again for a lengthy visit. We've done some hit-and-miss touring here over the years, but this time it was just more special. Could be the folks we've been meeting up with!
Tomorrow morning we leave to drive into Louisiana for just an overnight stop. I hope ya'll come back and read my blog again. (that's more of the Texan talk)
Until next time.....so long for now!