This past weekend I rode the Austin steam train. We rode the Hill Country Flier, which begins in Cedar Park and travels to Burnet. Here’s a picture of the train as we’re waiting to board!
As we were seated, one of the volunteers offered everyone snacks & drinks. The train is run by volunteers – they were all so kind and hospitable, I must add.
Somewhere between Cedar Park & Burnet:
We passed a handful of old Texas towns, such as this one. Only 30ish minutes north, but so very different from Austin.
And P.S. check out the sky. Fall is such a beautiful time of year in Texas. Yes, the summers are insanely hot here; however, when fall arrives and we have 70 degrees temps with sunny blue skies in November…
Al fin, we arrived in Burnet! We had a few hours here to eat, explore, etc.
We had lunch at Tea-licious. I ate a burger. Surprise, surprise. (:
After lunch, we walked around the downtown Burnet square. Again, enjoying the absolutely beautiful Texas fall weather. Each little store had so much character, such as exhibit A:
And, exhibit B:
And exhibit C:
About 30 minutes before we headed back to Cedar Park, they had a little performance/staged gun fight with the Burnet Gunfighters. It was a cute show that had me laughing fairly consistently throughout. (:
After the show, it was time to head home!
On the way home, we were entertained by one of the kindest, friendliest, good-spirited train volunteers. He began with making all of the kids (and many of the adults) various balloon animals, hats, flowers, and swords. He finished with performing a birthday rap for one of the passengers in our car. So cute. Check it out: