Friday, November 20, 2015

The Backroads

We headed down to Austin, Texas on Thursday, which is usually a three hour drive, but since we are retired and usually not in a hurry, we take the back roads.
First stop was for lunch in the cute little town of Granbury
Where we had lunch at place that is a combo bakery/lunch spot called the Nutshell
We chose a booth in the corner by the window, and under this mural
where I enjoyed a bowl of great Gumbo
The view through the window was the county courthouse across the street

There was also a view of the town Christmas Tree. I couldn't figure out why there were umbrellas on the tree?
When we finished eating and walked outside, I noticed that the live performance down the street at the opera house was Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins....umbrellas...I get it.

So we popped in the old opera house, and bought tickets so we can take two of Tom's grandchildren who are visiting in December.


  1. Mary Poppins is fun, I remembered the movie. They are early with the Christmas tree.

  2. Haha! I thought Mary Poppins straight away when I saw the umbrellas Janey, mind you it could be because I just did a post about her last week :) I'm sure you'll all enjoy the show so much, something to look forward to.

  3. Dearest Janey,
    What a lovely way to travel, not in haste but to soak up the beauty of a town, indulging in a good but simple meal. And than make plans ahead for the future with grandchildren!

  4. These road trips offer many opportunities for great photos.

  5. When my high school girlfriends and I were there last October we went to the musical theatre that is across from the Opera House. It was great. 50's music