This is the final week of my blog tour for IN NAME ONLY. I'll be guesting elsewhere and blogging here Monday, Wednesday AND Friday. I'll try to make sense everywhere :)
Today I'm visiting with the beautiful and fantastic RaShelle Workman on her blog. RaShelle has been a blog friend for a long time, and I'm talking about a couple of different things. You'll need to go over there to find out what :)
I know. I'm mean. It's Monday.
But I'm not that mean. I have photos. A couple of weekends ago, Live-In Handyman and I went to the St. Louis Day Festival in Castroville, a small town about 15-20 minutes west of San Antonio. The town was settled in the mid-1800s by immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine, and many of their descendants live there today.
The festival was held in Koenig Park, and we had to park a few blocks away. On the walk, we passed these original houses and more that looked much like them.
At the park, we were greeted by men selling tickets for a bbq plate lunch.
I should have taken a photo of the plate, but I was too hungry to take the time. The plate had smoked brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, dill pickles, and bread. The food was yummy and piled high. I couldn't eat it all, but Live-In Handyman had no problem. The lunch also came with iced tea. It was $7 or $8, I don't remember.
There was more food, for those who wished to eat a la carte. Lots of games for kids and adults, raffles, and face painting. And of course, a biergarten!
There was also music. An oom-pa-pa band, a Texas swing band, and a rock band (that was on a break when we were in the area of their stage) so I didn't get a photo.
We left, tired, full, and singing "Roll Out the Barrel" and "Miles and Miles of Texas."
Did I mention it was hot? How hot was it? When we got home, we saw this on our patio.
The temp was 103F, and this little sweetie was trying to say cool on the shady concrete.