Leaving Blanco, we headed east across the Hill Country to Wimberley, TX. It was a short drive through interesting countryside. Once we reached Wimberly, we headed to the square where we had lunch at the Wimberley Cafe. They have interesting specials and reasonable food with friendly service. There are a lot of food choices in Wimberley but we knew that our time there would be limited since the dachsies were waiting for us back at the campground and we had already been gone several hours. Looking out our window while we had lunch, we saw this pomegranate tree right across the road. It is very interesting as it has flowers and fruit at the same time.
There are a lot of interesting shops in Wimberley any time you go so be sure you allow enough time to browse. Our trip was a bit hurried but we plan to go back very soon to attend the Wimberley Market Days and spend the whole day. Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state with over 475 booths of everything you can't live without. They have tree-shaded paths and live music. Here is the info on Market Days:
- 1st Saturday of the month March-December
- Open 1st Saturdays 7:00-4:00 p.m.
- Clean, Handicap Accessible Restrooms
- Free Admission
- 3 Large Parking Lots - $5.00
We had time for a quick stroll around the immediate square but didn't get to browse around beyond that. We saw these unique sculptures in front of one store.
And then we found a narrow walkway leading around to a garden in the back. It was an amazing hill country sculpture garden. I couldn't stop snapping pictures so I hope you enjoy the whimsical characters.
Nancy couldn't resist posing with this neat group in front of an artisan Texas flag.
There is a good variety of shops to choose from. This "Kiss the Cook" was a kitchen store.
Everything for the bird lover and all dressed up for Halloween.
A unique bed and breakfast right off the square.
This shop had pumpkins piled everywhere.
We had to leave too soon but stopped at an overlook to snap a couple of pictures. The dark areas you see are shadows from the clouds because it was a very bright day.
It was very interesting to see them floating across the landscape.