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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by bobby » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:00 pm

Yeah that’s why I don’t go there anymore.
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Post by SRO1911 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:38 pm

While I detest big city traffic, if you make it to San Antonio, check out Morgans wonderland. While the advertising lends more towards kids - it is very enjoyable for adults as well. It is the first (only?) Ulta accessable theme park in the world. It is of course posted.
Every ride, every exhibit, every activity is wheelchair and stretcher friendly. The food is great, and priced normally - not the usual mark-up.
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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by LDP » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm

Liberty wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm
All in all the food is still pretty good in Fredricksburg.
a side trip to the LBJ Ranch is very interesting. The WW2 Naval museum is well worth the trip. You don't have to climb Enchamted Rock to appreciate it.
The Pacific War museum isn't exactly small and if one wants to see it all, read all informational signs and explanations, one would need a full day or longer. Which the museum supports by allowing entry on each pass for whole 48 hours.
Plus those who served receive a hefty discount on admission. (33%, IIRC)
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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by SewTexas » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:04 pm

oljames3 wrote:
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Robert and I just did a last minute trip to DFW. Did a Groupon for the hotel. The Kimbel has an amazing Monet exhibit right now, ohhh the waterlilies!!!....through sometime in Sept. If you like bookstores Dallas also has the Flagship for HalfPrice Books Stores, we can spend hours in there.
Are the Half-Price Bookstores you frequent posted with 30.06 and 30.07 as they all are in the Austin area?
all of the have 30.07, most have 30.06, but not all
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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 pm

http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/home.htm

Another site you might like would Luckenbach, Texas, site of the famous song. It is close to Fredericksburg also.

You take US 290 to FM 1376. I believe there's a Shell gas station/c-store on the corner of 290/1376, and then it's only a few miles to the venue.

The site is very compact, so I believe that with your help your bride could see the whole place in short order.

It would not be advisable to try to get in the souvenir shop, though, since it's SRO.

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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by howdy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:36 pm

Two day trips from Houston would be the "Hemi Hideout" in Brookshire :https://www.hemihideout.com/. It is not open all the time and you need to make a reservation to go there. Also there is the Bryan museum in Galveston: https://thebryanmuseum.org/. It is an amazing place and I am 99% sure it is wheelchair friendly. (call and verify)
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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by SewTexas » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 pm

oljames3 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:57 pm
joe817 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:55 pm
oljames3 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:51 pm
SewTexas wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:59 am
Robert and I just did a last minute trip to DFW. Did a Groupon for the hotel. The Kimbel has an amazing Monet exhibit right now, ohhh the waterlilies!!!....through sometime in Sept. If you like bookstores Dallas also has the Flagship for HalfPrice Books Stores, we can spend hours in there.
Are the Half-Price Bookstores you frequent posted with 30.06 and 30.07 as they all are in the Austin area?
They are here in Arlington. Both of them. Well...only 1 left. The one in Lincoln Square closed. I used to love going there but not any more since its posted 06 & 07. :totap:
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Same. I avoid 30.06 unless absolutely neccessary and 30.07 as much as I can.
I get it, I don't like .06 but I do like bookstores and I really don't like paying full price for anything....so, I'll go to 1/2 price.
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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by 67N20 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm

Here's a nice daytrip my wife and I have done:

Take a tour of the "Texas Painted Churches". Most are located within 20 mikes of Shulenburg. One was located southwest of Giddings.

This link should give you a description and location for them: http://texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTow ... esTour.htm

I remember one of the churches only lets you go into the entry way, you could still see the inside quite well. All the others were open (and air conditioned), at least when e visited them several years ago.

This link should show some pictures of them: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/ ... ightropetb

There is also a painted church in Fredericksburg and Shiner.

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Re: Short trip ideas

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Post by Pawpaw » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:30 pm

The The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and the Dr Pepper museum are both in Waco.
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