Sunday, January 30, 2011


Bandera is the self-proclaimed Cowboy Capital of the World. We wouldn't know, of course. But, we made not one, but two trips there this week to check out the place. On Wednesday night, Mike and Leslie joined us on the Buckhorn Bus for a group trip to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar.

The 11th Street Cowboy Bar had all the ingredients for a fun Wednesday night. The Jimmy Cribb Band was warmed up and ready.

Lots of folks from Buckhorn were out on the floor two-steppin' to the music.

There was even a really cute resident cat.

And, oh yeah. There were the requisite undergarments hanging from the ceiling.

There was plenty of ice cold beer. We alternated between a couple of Texas brews: Shiner Bock and Lone Star. And, since it was Wednesday night, we brought our own steaks!

Say what? That's right! Wednesday night in Bandera is Steak Night. Patrons to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar are welcome to bring their own meat and throw it on one of the many mega charcoal grills out back. With your steak hot off the grill you can add a plate of sides for just five bucks. What a deal!

Mike and Paul look quite at home at the mega grills. With our steaks on the grill they managed to find time to enjoy a cold one. We all enjoyed a very tasty steak dinner with some great music and wonderful company.

Can you find the cowboy in this picture? And, any guesses as to what he might be up to?

Yesterday, we made a return trip to Bandera with Susan and Doug. One of our favorite stops was the Bandera General Store. It felt like we were stepping back in time at this nostalgic spot.

Paul and Doug spotted this greeting card at the General Store.

We'll let you grade your own paper!


Sue and Doug said...

thanks for the tour of Bandera!..looks like a 'bring your own meat' kind of place!!!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

wow.. those are some massive grills!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Molly & Bob said...

Sure wish we were there too.. a fun favorite of ours on a warm night!! hugs!