Monday, 8 March 2010

Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World

We left San Felipe on a lovely sunny Thursday morning on our drive to Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World. I10 wasn’t too busy we took the loop round San Antonio and then I10 Boerne that route was kinda curvier and steeper than we remembered, oops!

It was mid afternoon when we arrived at the RV park we got ourselves all set up then headed downtown. Bandera is a really small town, population 657, but it is full of tourists, there is usually one long queue of traffic down 16 which is the main street through town.
We checked out the menu at the Old Santa Fe Trail restaurant and decided to have dinner. The restaurant has a room full of pictures dedicated to John Wayne and a TV showing John Wayne movies. On the menu they have a ‘Duke’ burger which must be huge as we both had 6oz burgers and were struggling to finish them. After that it was back home and time for a nice cold beer.

We’ve visited The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera. The Museum has some interesting exhibits, including these two:

A 1920's permanent wave, no thanks think I’ll keep mine straight!
A real shrunken head, the result of a family feud, remind me to be nice to everyone!

The current plan is to stay in Bandera for a week or so, but who knows, we don’t!

Have fun, we are!

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