On a long disastrous trip from east Texas, we had to make an unplanned stop at the Sunday House in Johnsonville Texas. Nestled in a sweet little town just shy of Freddericksburg, the Sunday House has sat at the cross roads for as long as I can remember. I've stayed there a few times in the past and always got sleep with none of the hotel problems you often inherently get at other locations.
My wife and I had set out with a differant destination in mind, the Wimberly trade days. When we arrived in Wimberly, there was no way I could enjoy that crowd and confusion. Some things just don't mix well. Oil and Water, choclate bars and dash boards, crowds and me and well, I think you get the idea.
So from Wimberly we made a small circle of hotels, bed and breakfast's and even a camp sight or two. I could always run to Wally World for a tent. After a long enough juant to raise my blood pressure, I told my wife we'd just head towards Fredericksburg. I can always find a bunk there someplace! I've been huanting the area too long. Besides, it's grown like an ugly wart on the prom queen lately anyhow.
First stop, Sunday House. Room on the first floor easy access for my wheel chair, nice parking spot and we were in. Absolutely no problems! Well, except for the three old cops on Motorcycles who came in late with "Bad Boys" blasting on their radio. But I got to laughing at them. They were in the same boat I am in. the only way we're gonna be bad is be staying well armed.
Which brings up my 'attat boy' for Sunday house.
I am a long range rifle shooter and have been for some times. For this reason, I generally wear a watch with a slide rule bezel. You can figure distance with one if you know how. Finding a good watch with a slide rule bevel is tough! Paying for one ain't much easier.
Getting up Friday Morning, I place a lighter less expensive travel watch on and thought I had put my shooting watch in my war bag.
Sunday Morning when we got ready to pull up stakes and head out, no watch!
I did a shake down of the room like an ATF agent at a Columbian wedding. No watch. It took me a few hours driving to remember the last place I had it on and the Sunday House was too far off our ammended circuit to get back there, so I wrote the watch off.
Two days later, when I got home, I called and ask if any one had found the watch. Well of course no one had, so I thanked them, they cordually to my name and address stating if they found the watch, they would mail it to me.
If frogs had wings, they'd land much softer! Thanks for your time.
If an item isn't in lost and found when you call four days later, it ain't gonna get there.
Five days later, I recieved my watch as well as a pair of suspenders I had left and hadn't even missed up to that point via snail mail.
I was shocked. Or should have been. I was actually mildly pleased that what I had grown up with, the temperment, character and just plain good of the people of the West Texas Hill Country is surviving the cultural confusion and growth. Fredericksburg is pretty much developed itself off of my places I love to go. It's growing to comercialized and is as bad of a tourist trap as any port of call I made while being chuaffered around by the Navy, Less of course some fo the more tawdry assundries that went with those ports of call that simply haven't filtered in yet.
I have a few huants I'll venture in to make a call on, but it will be a drive though I assure you.
Remeber the Sunday House in Johnsonville on your travels. Give them a stay if you can.
Watch for me someplace west of the Black mountians or points north. I'm seaking an alternate escape local.
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- Also Known As:
- Sunday House Inn Hotel Fredericksburg
- Sunday Hotel Fredericksburg