It has been a busy month around Naruna, finally getting new floors installed and almost immediately having the oldest daughter and the three grand-girls arrive for a week-long visit. Along with them came family friends & high school chums wanting to have a chance to catch up on all that has happened since Jennifer got married to her Aggie/Cornhusker, left Texas for points north, and got into the baby business.
Peace and tranquility has now returned, along with some cooler weather. September was a rainy month, with Naruna receiving almost 4.3". This caused everything to turn green, cooled things off, and persuaded the county to drop the burn ban for the time being. Highs this weekend have been in the mid 70s, so the Lovely Bride and I embarked on a short road trip Saturday.
We headed down the highway to Johnson City, home of LBJ, 36th President of the United States, where we tried out a new breakfast spot. The Silver K Cafe, http://www.silverkcafe.com/menu/index.html , was new to us, and most of what they offered on their breakfast buffet was very good. Eggs Benedict is not something I expect to find in Hill Country diners, and the Silver K's version was excellent. The LB tried some blueberry pancakes with walnuts which were light, yet filling. My only disappointment was when I made a second trip(I'll never learn) through the buffet to try their interpretation of biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were excellent, but the alleged sausage gravy tasted like none I had ever tried. Maybe in an attempt to make it "healthy" they used something other than standard pork sausage. At any rate, it didn't agree with me, and I kept wishing I had gotten another of the wonderful Eggs Benedict instead. Definitely worth a return trip.
Heading west on Hwy 290, we passed the Johnson ranch, now a National Park, and motored along enjoying the beautiful day until we came to the Wildseed Farm between Stonewall and Fredericksburg. http://www.wildseedfarms.com/index.html This complex is a combination lunch counter, bierstube, and nursery specializing in plants either native to or well adapted to life in central Texas. Their main claim to fame is that they grow wildflowers of all different persuasions on a grand scale, harvest the seeds, and offer them up for sale to all who want to beautify their corner of the world, wherever that may be. This was my reason for getting out, and I quickly picked out a couple pounds of the mixtures deemed best for our neck of the woods. However, the LB was more interested in the multitude of crafts and gift items which were available and so it took awhile before we made good our escape.