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Talk to TH: June 2011

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 Trip to Beautiful

Thank you for including Ennis’ Bluebonnet Trails in April TH. Enjoyed our day trip—so beautiful!


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Springs Eternal

I was utterly delighted to read Gene Fowler’s story about San Pedro Springs Park [Speaking of Texas, April]. My grandmother and my father told so many stories of the park, including buggy races down San Pedro hill into the park. I grew up visiting there, especially the library; my “intended” and I courted there; and my children thoroughly enjoyed the pool and park and attended the Montessori school overlooking the park. I visit every time I return to San Antonio. Thank you for the good news about the restoration.


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Panaderia Duo

We would certainly nominate Frisco Bakery in Plainview [806/296-2611] for Charles Lohrmann’s and Lois Rodriguez’ lists of wonderful Texas panaderias [TH Taste, April]. My husband first discovered the bakery in 1985, and we most recently enjoyed it in 2009. It retains the same charm of long ago. Tray upon tray of galletas, fruit-filled empanadas, and delicious pan dulce fill the displays. And the aroma … oh my. It’s almost as good as Plainview’s own Spudnut Shop [now Spudnut’s Coffee and Bistro; 806/494-3493]. We’d hate to pick between the two in a taste competition.



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Lavender Up!

We went to Lavender Ridge Farms near Gainesville for the 2010 Lavender Festival. We enjoyed the cut-your-own lavender, antiques vendors, and the café—I ordered the lavender-honey chicken salad with rosemary green beans, lavender lemon-ade, and lavender cheesecake. Beautiful farm, great food, and fresh lavender!



Lavender Ridge Farms is at 2391 CR 178, 940/665-6938; The 2011 Lavender Festival will be May 28-30; you can cut fresh lavender from the field usually through mid-July. There are other pick-your-own flowers and vegetables in the summer. Hours: Fri-Sun 9-5 (café opens 11-3). Gift shop and café open until mid-November.

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