Saturday, July 21, 2012

Antiques and Pie. Yes. Pie.

I have been wanting to get to Gonzales, Texas for some antique shopping for awhile now, and today seemed like as good a day as any.  The laundry was done, the yard was mowed, and the dishes were clean, so off Breck and I went.  We ended up at Discovery in old downtown.  


We found these wonderful doors from Mexico that just had to come home with us.  I have a plan for them, and will share that with you soon.


Gonzales also had a few "ghost signs" on some downtown buildings.  I love to photograph these.  I'm not the only one.  Check out Nostaligia Walls and Andrew Butler.

Established 1897. Wow.
Up close this paint is flaking off and falling to the sidewalk.
There is a Frisbee golf course in Gonzales, a beautiful park, so we stopped for Breck to play a round.  


The lighting was fantastic so I played around with some black and white shots.



On the way home we stopped at Royers Cafe in Round Top, Texas for dinner.  The town has a population of 90, and some of the best food around.


The walls and ceiling are so covered with stuff that it is hard to tell where one stops and the other begins.  One of my favorite things, though, is the reading glasses on every table.  Genius.



Breck's pork chop, black eyed peas, and sour cream mashed potatoes were yummy.  Don't come to eat healthy.  There is not a salad on the menu.


Did I mention the pies yet?  Lot's and lots of homemade pies.


Breck went for the Junkberry pie on my brother Mike's recommendation.  He was not disappointed.  Click here for the recipe which includes apples, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and blackberries.


And what is going on here?  Well, turns out that the owner is a big fan of Dairy Queen and Breck was wearing this shirt when we arrived.  Let's just say the owner's son, JB shown here, made us a deal.


If you ever stop by Royers, look for Breck's Dairy Queen shirt on the wall.