Ever since singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet memorialized this citrus cocktail in his 1977 song on his album Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude, the cocktail known as the Margarita conjures up sandy beaches, laid back attitudes and fun in the sun. Although the recipe is basically the same, amateur and professional bartenders tend to add their own … Continue reading Making Margaritas
Ah, Spring is in the air. In Texas that means that Mother Nature begins to unfurl her canvas of rich color. Wildflowers. Along the roads and blanketing open fields, or even cultivated in lawns, the spectacular color range from the pale to the vivid. Former First Lady Bird Johnson and Golden Hollywood star Helen Hayes … Continue reading Nature’s Colorful Canvas
Over the last century-and-a-half the Menger Hotel, located on the Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, Texas, has been the scene of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders recruitment, a devastating fire, and a host of other strange happenings. History of the Menger This hotel—which once known as the “Finest Hotel West of the Mississippi” has also earned … Continue reading The Ghosts of the Menger Hotel
Seeds from poppies in Europe were sent to Georgetown right after World War I. Henry Purl Compton (known as “Okra”) who served in the American Expeditionary Forces sent them to his mother. She planted them at her home which is now 507 East 7th Street. From there, they were spread (by birds, bees, and people!) … Continue reading Georgetown Red Poppy Fest
Everyone loves a party and we Texans are no different. In a state as big as the Lone Star state, there is always somewhere to go. So pack your bags and come on down! We'll be waiting for ya. Old Settler’s Music Festival 2017 THE BASICS WHERE: Driftwood, TX WHEN: April 20-April 23, 2017 TICKETS: … Continue reading Music Festivals!