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Hill Country Beauty…

I love the Texas hill country and the quiet that comes with going off the beaten path (or paved highway). I guess by ‘highway’ I mean Interstate, but out and down Farm to Market roads there is alot to be seen – especially around the Guadalupe river.

© 2011, Robert D. Barrett, Bob's Blahg

There are places you could go and sit for hours and watch the river and listen to…well; nothing actually. Just the wind, birds, and bugs and watch the reflections in the water dance around.

© 2011, Robert D. Barrett, Bob's Blahg

I miss the quiet where you can hear nothing but the sound of the water rushing over the rocks. No iPods, traffic noise, sirens or hustle and bustle. Just wind and water.

© 2011, Robert D. Barrett, Bob's Blahg

Heave a big sigh as the weekend is over and it’s time to finish the morning coffee and run off to work and earn some gas money for my next little excursion with the camera.

Thank you for stopping by I sincerely appreciate it. Take care of yourselves and find that place where you can go and be quiet for awhile.

Peace, Love, and…well, PEACE,

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Rock-A-Billy’s

It’s been a long, emotional, rather warm day today and the sun is starting to go down and I just had a craving for something cold. Lo-and-behold I saw a sign for “Rock-A-Billy’s Shaved Ice” and quickly turned in.


Rock-A-Billy’s is located at 5430 Highway 79 in Round Rock, Texas and I had one of the best Root Beer floats I’ve had in a long time.

I really like the atmosphere there! The classic car tables (there are tables to sit at inside the cars), the Airstream trailor (a veritable classic) and the openness of the place. A very nice place to sit and relax and have a shaved-ice (TONS of flavors) or a root beer float.

I just wanted to tell you about the place I stumbled upon on a warmish spring day. Summer is coming and I can tell you a shaved ice will come in quite handy on these Texas hot summer days. You can visit their website at http://www.ifyoushaveittheywillcome.com/thestory.html

One last photo because I LOVE shiney Airstreams:

So on that note I bid you Peace, Love, and Cooler Days,

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The Classics…

You have to love classic cars. They were built like tanks and may only get, I’m not sure, 10 miles per gallon? Everything is made out of aluminum and plastic these days but I think the classic, older cars were just plain tough.

© copyright 2011, Robert D. Barrett

What is funny is that I heard a comedian on the radio on my way home after taking these photographs talking about a 60’s Coupe De Ville. His son asked him what Coupe De Ville stood for and he told him “It’s french for Large Boat”.

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His wife asked him how many miles to the gallon does the Coupe De Ville get? His response was (maniacle laughter) “MILES??” You said ‘Miles?”

Really it’s a beautiful classic car. Heavy. Nice lines. Quality that obviously lasts.

© copyright 2011, Robert D. Barrett

Anyway. I just wanted to share a classic with you all. I truly appreciate you all stopping by as well as the comments! Thank you very, very, much!

Peace, Love, and Gasoline,

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Renewal…

I remember passing this house a couple of years ago and loved the old style of it. My thoughts at the time were that it would make a great haunted house.

Copyright © 2009, Bob Barrett

I just loved the old style of it. Actually I wished I had lived there.

Well, I was driving around and passed by the house yesterday and low-and-behold it had been totally remodeled and WOW what a beautiful house it is now!

Copyright © 2010, Bob Barrett

Georgetown Texas is such a beautiful town. The people are great and I love how it’s growing. My hat is off to the folks that purchased and remodeled this home. It looks fantastic! Just shows what you can do.

Peace, Love, and Carpentry,

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