Friday at Womack Nursery, Saturday in Goldthwaite Texas

Friday, after completing our research on peach trees, we took a trip to Womack Nursery to pick up the lucky winners.  The varieties we ended up with, after considering chilling hours, peach flavor, and vigor, are Elberta, Majestic, and Galactica.  Don prepared a bed, and fenced it from deer and cows.

On the way to Womack, we went through Comanche.  We only stopped at a garden center, but I noticed many more things I need to checkout.  Of course, a day trip will be happening soon.

Who knew Goldthwaite should be a destination?!  On Saturday we had an itinerary to visit a few towns, and stop here and there – Goldwaithe, San Saba, Llano, Burnet, and Lampasas.  Yes, it was an ambitious itinerary, and we ended up spending most of Saturday in Goldthwaite.  We stopped at the welcome center in Legacy Plaza first.  We came into town on 84.  It is one of the nicest welcome centers I’ve ever seen (built primarily by TXDOT).  It’s surrounded by botanical gardens that are dormant right now.  There is a plan for a fabulous building, Native American Interpretive Center.

Goldthwaite Welcome Center

Our next stop was a  block or so from Legacy Plaza – the House of Hope Store.  This is an amazing Fair Trade Gift Shop.  If you’re looking for unique items for yourself or for gifts, this is the place.  If you don’t find what you want there, go a couple more blocks to the Mills County Artisan Guild gift shop.  Both shops have lots of beautiful and unique items to choose from.

After we managed to drag ourselves away from Goldthwaite, we drove to San Saba for lunch at Oliver & Co.  It connects to the Dofflemyer Hotel.  They are both worth a visit.