Bandera

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Aren’t they beautiful? This is a small herd of deer that we spotted just behind the main street of Bandera – the Cowboy Capital of Texas. They were grazing by the stream, taking advantage of the free range hen’s food and blissfully unaware of the busy street just yards away. Unlike everything else, Texas deer are much smaller than those in Scotland and if you click on the postcard you will see a baby fawn who is not much bigger than the chicken – extra cute. It is such a pity that they taste so nice… We were on the second half of our trip that started in Rockport (see last blog post) and took Texas State Highway 16 west out of San Antonio which is the old stage coach route. It was a vividly bright, sunny, cold day – perfect for touring and sight-seeing. There were still hitching posts, to tie your horse, in the main street. It was a good mix of locals and tourists but I suspect it would be busy with day trippers at the weekend. There were shops that catered to Western Wear and I eavesdropped on two ranchers talking about water shortages. The many antique shops were full of amazing stuff – you could spend all day in the Bandera Antique Mall which had free coffee and friendly vendors. The River Medina crosses through the town and it is a slow-moving vivid green stretch of water. Bandera was originally settled by Polish immigrants and St Stanislaus Church is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Texas. To read more about how much fun we had and timeshare ‘water-boarding’, click on the red link. POSTCARD FROM BANDERA -click here

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    • I speak a little Arabic and am always delighted when I meet Egyptians in Texas. It amuses me to wish them good morning in Arabic from someone who is whiter than white. The look on their face is priceless! Thank you for the lovely compliment – it will inspire me to finish my Cairo Memoirs.

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      • Oh they will be wonderful! What a lovely name. Cairo Memoir’s. I wish you much luck and very much enjoy reading your blog xx ( wish I had one of your adorable Egyptian cats, so glad you did that!).

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      • My family left Egypt because they hate Jews and we are Jewish. Sad when you lose the heritage of your rapidly diminishing culture. I still love it but would like to see more diverse freedom.

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      • I was surprised that the old Jewish Temple is treated with great reverence in Cairo. The uneasy truce with Israel and hateful rhetoric have changed that area. Many Coptic Christians from Egypt have moved to Houston. I guess we bring our heritage with us and share our history.

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