I'm writing this post in the car as we drive from San Antonio to our home in Sanger. (Hooray for aircards and generous cellular data plans.) If you don't recognize those towns, they're in Texas. San Antonio is the home of The Alamo, and the location of the workshop I taught this week. Sanger is approximately 5.5 hours north of San Antonio, driving I-35 all the way. (OK. Yes, we had to pick either I-35W through Fort Worth or I-35E through Dallas at Hillsboro.)
This is my first Thursday Thirteen post and I thought it quite appropriate to list 13 towns between San Antonio and home—in the order that we drove through or by them.
- New Braunfels—founded in 1845 by German settlers, this quaint town maintains a delightful mix of the German heritage and wild Texas.
- San Marcos—bills itself as the gateway to Texas Hill Country.
- Austin—state capital and home to University of Texas and some mighty fine country music
- Round Rock—only a few miles north of Austin and a technology center with Dell as a major employer
- Georgetown—where this year's Festival of the Arts from 3-6 June will feature the music of Aaron Copland
- Salado—a tiny town that calls itself a village and “the best art town in Texas”
- Temple—hosting the Texas High School Bass Championship from 4-6 June
- West—yes, a town named “West”—billed as the Czech Heritage Capital of Texas
- Hillsboro—home of Willie Nelson and the Cell Block Museum
- Alvarado—the oldest town in Johnson County
- Burleson—free concerts on Friday nights and Farmer's Market every Saturday
- Fort Worth—city of Cowboys and Culture
- Denton—home of University of North Texas and Texas Womens University, with two of the three ALA accredited programs in Library Science in the state of Texas
The purpose of the Thursday 13 meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun!