Another spur of the moment short adventure close to home yesterday in Lockhart.
I finally managed to get everyone in the car early enough on a Saturday morning to get to the farmer’s market at Barton Creek Mall. This is quite a hike from our house, nearly 30 minutes at 60mph. Not exactly the closest market and probably the most retail of any I’ve visited. The only thing we bought were two homemade fruit popsicles at 2.50$ a pop. There’s not enough sunblock in the world to save me and Little Sister from the summer sun, especially Texas summer sun. We had to pack up and skeedaddle as soon as the mango popsicles melted and consumed. I was covered in bits of mango from Little Sister’s hands and face, I’m her napkin. I wish I had bought some peaches, but there should be plenty in my regular grocery store as many local orchards sell to them.
Hubby mentioned Lockhart after we saw a piece about the best BBQ coming from Lockhart and all the German settlers of that area. I was all for it. BBQ here we come!
There were two predominant BBQ joints we saw: Black’s and Kreuz Market. Lines were long because we arrived just in time for the lunch rush, if there’s such thing as rushing in this heat, in this sleepy Podunk town.
(Above: Black’s BBQ Below: Kreuz Market)
The queue was out the door at Black’s so we doubled back to Kreuz Market. The motorcycle weekend festival is happening in Austin and it attracts thousands of hogs and their riders every year. Many bikers venture to surrounding areas, including our suburbia and Lockhart. A few bikers arrived as we did so I snapped a photo or two.
Pepper was part of the clan today and she was happy to meet someone smaller than her. A friendly dog owner was waiting outside the market for her family, attending to the two black and white Chihuahuas she had with her. Little Sister loves all dogs, and Chihuahuas resemble puppies even as they age. The lady was once a resident of Lockhart and missed the small town BBQ, we asked what she recommended at Kreuz… beef ribs (which are not common), prime rib and beef shoulder. We tried the shoulder along with some ham and sausage. All of it was delicious.
To our most pleasant surprise, a classic car show was happening within some sort of summer festival down town. I jumped out of the car to quickly take some pictures of the neat old cars. I thought my dad would appreciate some of these, as he loves antique cars and still has at least one from his collection. His car looks very similar to this one:
Every little town in Texas has at least one antique shop, Lockhart was no exception. The last stop of our introductory tour was the Antique store. They had three old carriages in the back storage area. Those snapshots are included in the slide show below…