Eye on Texas
visits three S
Texas spots - Spur, San Saba, and Salado.
First Spur, Texas - I chose the town just cuz..........I mean c'mon Spur. How western can we get?
The screenwriter for Urban Cowboy, Aaron Latham, was from Spur. And that movie spawned the whole western craze - mechanical bull riding, beer drinking, and Bud and Sissy forever line dancing. Admit it, you secretly liked this movie. I know I did - Hard Hat Days and Honky Tonk Nights. I even bought cowboy boots because of this movie. Hee Haw!
In 2009, Spur dedicated a giant spur sculpture by John Grusendorf in honor of its centennial.
Let's cruise down I35 to Salado, Texas - an artsy town for a bed & breakfast weekend and outlet and cutesy shopping.
The Stagecoach Inn is the oldest continuously running hotel in Texas. It's on the National Historic Register.
Finally, let's visit San Saba, Texas because I am the movie critic for The Little Paper of San Saba
Yes, I have a hook-up for said title - Ray's aunt lives in San Saba. I am not paid, but I send her movie reviews, book reviews, travel articles, etc and she's very happy for the "filler". I am a poor writer, but I am published!
A few from her patio. It's a rough rugged country. I wear my snow boots as snake boots.........yikes
In the spring, there's a limited window for the cacti to bloom, but it's fantastic.
S is for snakes and sales and spurs - the variety in Texas is Staggering