April 18 - 22, 2007.
We are staying in the Kerrville Schreiner City Park in Kerrville. A few years ago this was Kerrville Schreiner State Park. It is located on the Guadalupe River in the city limits of Kerrville on SR-173 one of the two highways between Kerrville and Bandera. Our site is FHU costing $15 per-night plus a $5 entrance fee (annual fee is only $25) so is insignificant if spending more than a few days.
Large Cypress Tree on the Guadalupe River west of Hunt, Texas
Hunt, Texas west of Kerrville
We have to stop by the Hunt Store when we are in the area. The architecture and ambiance draw us.
Cold drinks at Hunt Store: Hunt, Texas
For the off moment when cypress tables do not satisfy my ambiance needs this old tub filled with ice and soft drinks does. Don't you just love it!
Hunt, Texas version of Stone Hinge
Hunt, Texas Rodeo and Dance at Crider's
This inconspicuous place is in Hunt, Texas and can be a lively place on Friday night during the summer months. The fenced in area is where a dance is held each Friday night after the rodeo. The rodeo, staged next door, also takes place every Friday night. What you can't see is a stage for the live band that plays. Seating takes place under that big oak tree. The whole area is concrete and couples use the entire place for one big dance floor. Picnic tables are to the left in the picture. Young and old alike gather on Friday nights for these dances.
A large wooden sign, embossed with rope letters reading "Crider's", stands over the entrance to the dance floor. Massive Oaks grow out of the roomy dance slab. A building housing a cafe stands to the side. This establishment is typically Texas. Crider's has no specialized clientele. The charm of it lies in the unpretencious mingling of people. They are rustics, sophisticates, oil men, grounds keepers, high school students, teachers, professional football players, TV personalities, Presidents, Governors, Astronauts, movie stars, camp counselors, truck drivers, cowboys, grandparents, grandchildren, business executives, the works! Not all that go to Criders to dance... some go to hear the music, watch the dancers or just have an evening out with friends.
During summer months the counselors (college students out for the summer) at the myriad summer camps and dude ranches in the area congregate here as do the owners of those ranches. Between the rodeo and the dance afterward there is all the entertainment necessary for an entire weekend. Ask how we know. VBG
Limestone cliff cut & exposed by the Guadalupe River near Hunt, Texas
Limestone cliff cut by the Guadalupe River can be seen a few miles west of Hunt.
Guadalupe crossing in Hunt, Texas
Ranch building on bluff high above Guadalupe River west of Hunt, Texas
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