It's more than a song, but less than a bustling berg. Still, I thought it deserved it's own special blog entry. It takes a little doing to find Luckenbach, Texas because the road signs keep being stolnen by tourists and enthusiasts. The only hint I can give you is not to be fooled by the Luckenbach-Cain City Road. You would think one end or the other would end up in Luckenbach, but you would be wrong.
The web site I linked to above has a lot of history of the town and the area. Seems like there's been a general store or dance hall there since 1849. The dance hall's still in use. The famous song was recorded in 1973.
This little bar is in the back of the building in the first picture. The room is mabye 18'x18' and that big wood stove felt very good on this cool and rainy day. We listened to the man with the guitar play 5-6 songs. I had my first Shiner Bock, which is a tasty locally brewed amber beer.
My brother and sister-in-law are big fans of local products, and rightly so. Music, peaches, pecans, beer, wildflowers, game meats, etc.
Texas is world reknowned for being cattle country. I would just like to say that to me it seems as much like cat country. There are lots of fat sleek confident cats everywhere we go.
This one led us across the bridge behind the main collection of buildings at Luckenbach.
Looking back toward the bar and dance hall. We had the place almost to ourselves. I liked that a lot. Rainy Friday afternoon.
Later they took me to Clear Springs Seafood for dinner. Great. Now I have another place that I am always going to long to eat in again. We started with jalapeno stingers... Peppers stuffed with crab and shrimp and lightly breaded. You really cannot imagine how good these things are.
I also had oysters and shrimp. Best fried oysters since South Carolina. Very light breading and not oily at all. I'm impressed! I'd be addicted if I had half a chance.