Category Archives: Texas Attractions

Treaty Oak | Austin, Texas

The Treaty Oak is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks. Since the 1880s, the tree had been privately owned by the Caldwell family. In 1937 the City of Austin purchased the land for $1,000 and installed a plaque … Continue reading

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Row. Row. Row.

The 50-foot-tall structure  is composed of roughly 75 boats, suspended from a steel framework by a mass of cables. The sculpture, outside the Hackerman Building, looms over the corner of Speedway and 24th Street and features canoes jutting out at … Continue reading

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Old Bicycle Fence | Salado, Texas

I always have wanted to show you that there is a fence that holds many old bicycles about 14 of them are tied to.  I saw them way back in May 2011.  I came back last Thursday and checked if … Continue reading

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Salado Sculpture Garden | Salado, Texas

While I was looking for Sirena the Indian Mermaid,  I just drove through the roads looking for some vintage stuff at the houses and businesses, admiring the old feeling look.  I happened to spot the sculpture garden.  I had to … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sirena

  I heard about the legend in Salado, Texas.  I missed it on my last road trip back in May 2011.  I didn’t remember if I ever saw the mermaid in the Salado creek then.  I investigated a little bit … Continue reading

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Sad Eeyore at Eastwoods Park

  In commemoration, Eastwoods Park features a charming donkey sculpture by local artist Bob Coffee.    Eeyore’s Birthday Party began in 1963 at Eastwoods Park as a spring party and picnic for Department of English students at the University of Texas … Continue reading

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A Dime Wouldn’t Fit in My Front Pocket!

The Big Dime in the Box And in those miles and miles of Texas, a treasure of unusual town names…..this time, it’s Dime Box, Texas.  I am going to tell a little about the tiny central Texas town of Dime Box. … Continue reading

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