The first big stop was at Coopers Bar-B-Q in Llano for a big old heaping plate of BBQ brisket. The dining experience a Coopers is a bit unique. I unfortunately did not take pictures thus falling down in my blogger duties, however you can get a real feel for the experience by checking out all the pictures found HERE.
First, you stand in line outside the building to wait your turn to the humongous BBQ pit heaping full of chicken, chops, sausage, ribs, brisket, and no telling what else to pick what you want to eat. You tell guy what you want then he slices off how ever much you think you need, then dips it in some BBQ sauce, and then slaps it onto a big red plastic cafeteria-style tray. You have to be careful that your eyes don’t overload your stomach. It’s awfully easy to load up that tray with more than you can possibly eat.
Inside the restaurant they weight it, slice it, and tag it for check out. You can pick up sides too. Mac & cheese, cole slaw, potato salad, pickles or more. After you help yourself to the drinks, pinto beans, onions, and plastic dinnerware, you find a seat at the long picnic tables inside where you spread out, grab you some white bread and a jalapeno pepper if you feel brave, and start chowing down. Heaven.
The antique mall we usually visit in Llano was closed so we went on down the road to Fredericksburg visited our favorite antique mall there. I did take pictures there. Here is some of what we saw (but didn’t bring home with us). Be sure to click on the photos to see a larger, more detailed view.
|Cute child's pink wringer washer|
|Child's Victorian rocking chair|
|Mid- 20th century booth, right side|
|Mid-20th century booth left side|
|This chair from that booth. You can't|
tell from this photo but the leaves are
a light lavender color against a golden yellow
|A table-top scene including a pretty crazy|
patchwork quilt draped over a chair.
|Unique quilt featuring doll blocks.|
Next time I’ll tell you more about the trip. In the meantime, may your bobbins always stay full.