We left Kerrville about 8:45 AM and had a nice drive to Floresville, TX. We got off I-10 and headed southeast from San Antonio to highway Texas 181. It was a very nice drive and a good divided highway.
We got set up and sat outside for a while and yakking away when she asked what time it was, and sure enough, we were supposed to be in town to meet Tisha and Gene for lunch in a few minutes.
Gene owns and operates the Midway Automotive Repair Shop next door.
Next we took a ride downtown Floresville and went to the Wilson County Courthouse which is the focal point of the historic part of town.
The cotton industry and cattle industry were robust when the trains came through the area in the 1870's and 1880's which significantly enhanced the economy.
Floresville was named after Don Francisco Flores de Abrego, a rancher whose family donated land in 1867 to establish the town.
Of note is the peanut display in the yard of the courthouse. It acknowledges the role of the peanut industry has played in the region since it was introduced in 1916.
Also - Floresville is the birthplace of John B. Connally who was in the limousine in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. He recovered and went on to become a member of President Nixon's cabinet as Treasury Secretary.
In the afternoon, we went back to Linda's and sat and chatted some more, then got inspired and cleaned up her carport and back porch.
We are really enjoying the beautiful place and the gorgeous weather here.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Hope you are having a good week!