Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Luckenbach, Texas

Over the weekend we drove to Luckenbach with a group of friends.



It's a large place.



Silent.


No place to dance as the day wears on.


No place for writers to wait for an answer to submissions.



Just a town - like any other.



Only in Texas!



32 comments:

kimberlyloomis said...

Lol! I so want to visit! Is that an armadillo with a guitar?

Claudia said...

Hi Carol,
Is that a real post office? WOW! Is this town for real? I guess I've been living in metropolitan areas for too long ;)

KarenG said...

I remember a country song way back when that talked about this town. Can't remember the artist but from the song I thought it was a more significant locale :)

Laura Eno said...

Three? Sounds like an interesting place. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Kimberly - Yup, that's what it is!

Claudia - The town is for real, but it's probably the tiniest one in Texas. The post office used to be for real - now it's a gift shop.

Karen - Willie Nelson

Laura - I think Armadillo is #3 :)

Angela said...

Like any other? Haha, maybe in Texas. Lovely place, quite obviously! What does Willie Nelson say about Luckenbach? It sounds like a German name. Bach meaning brook.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Mason Canyon said...

Love the photos. Looks like a great place to visit.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Carol Kilgore said...

Angela - I went to find a link for the lyrics, and to my surprise ... I found not only Willie Nelson but also Waylon Jennings and Kenny Chesney sing this song. Basically it's about getting back to basics. Luckenbach is next to Grape Creek (a brook) and was settled by German immigrants in the mid 1800s.

Elspeth - My pleasure :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - It's a fun, music-filled, place.

RaShelle said...

Ha ha ha ha!!! You're funny! Hope you had a good time. Great pics too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's like no town around here!

Talli Roland said...

Crazy! It looks like something out of a film set!

Patti Lacy said...

Did you see Waylon and Willie and the boys? As bad as my memory sometimes is, think I STILL know all the words to that song.

Four-car garage and still hangin' on in Normal!!!!!

LOL.
Patti

Carol Kilgore said...

RaShelle - We did have a great time.

Alex - It's the only one of its kind around here, too, although lots of tiny Texas towns have dancehalls.

Talli - In real life it does, too, except the buildings ARE old, not just made to look that way.

Patti - No Waylon. No Willie. Lotsa boys, though....

Clarissa Draper said...

Never been there but it looks like you had a great time... doing... I'm not sure what.

CD

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I always envisioned Lukenbach as a ‘real’ city - looks like a fun place to stop, though.

arlee bird said...

Never been to Luckenbach, but stopped in Fredricksburg on our way to Houston last year. Would like to have gotten some German food but it was too early for any of those restaurants to be open so we settled for a quick stop at McDonalds.

Lee
Tossing It Out

The Words Crafter said...

all I know is, I have "with Waylon and Willie and the boys" in my head now!!!!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Clarissa - Very little except listen to music!

Jane - Definitely not a city, but real. Definitely fun.

Arlee - Sorry you missed the food in F'bg. Lots of little German towns in Texas.

Words Crafter - Join the club!

VR Barkowski said...

Next to real travel vicarious travel is one of my fave pastimes, especially when it includes an armadillo with a guitar. Thank you so much for taking a photo of the sign. I always try to do that, helps my memory. I wonder if there are any members of the original Luckenbach's still living there? Love the mention of Russell "Hondo" Crouch's purchase of the town center in 1970. Hondo? Doesn't that mean deep in Spanish? Deep Crouch - hee hee!

Carol Kilgore said...

I don't think any Luckenbach's still live there, but I could be wrong. It is a little funny about Hondo :)

Lola Sharp said...

That song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. LOVE those pictures! :)
Only in Texas.

Jayne said...

Population three?! I hope they were good conversationalists! Love your comments beside the pictures; always lovely to see different places in the world from the ease of home! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Lola - The song's been in my head since last week. About time for it to go, I think.

Jayne - The armadillo probably had the most to say :) Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

That’s a peculiar name for a town (is it large enough to be a town) in Texas. The population blows me away. It’s so huge!

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, what fun pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love the pics!

Carol Kilgore said...

Holly - That's because the town's so peculiar - grinning!

Elana - You're welcome :)

Nicole - Thanks.

Vicki Rocho said...

The joys of a small town! I lived in a town where after 7 or 8:00, the only place to get a soda was the bar or the next town over. No pop machines and the only store closed!

Carol Kilgore said...

Wow. I've never lived anyplace that small. But I have lived in a beach town that turned off the traffic signals in the winter. That town wasn't in Texas.

notesfromnadir said...

That's a very musical armadillo!

I keep hearing this song in my head about Luckenbach, TX. Now I'm going to have to go to YouTube & hear it. Thanks!