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Old Nov 29th, 2021, 05:32 PM
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closer in experience to pledge week at fraternity row than you want.
You are correct, I'll pass on the garage bands and frat parties.

>>>[color=#323232]I have actually seen the World's largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas

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[color=#323232]I have actually seen the World's largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas

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I live 5 miles from the worlds largest ball of twine made by one man in Minnesota. I am amazed by how many people stop to see it. Francis Johnsom was an unusual man.

I'll be heading to South Congress but am going to stay in the Driskill. I like the looks of it and love historic hotels. It's only for 3 nights anyway. I appreciate everyones opinion and experience and will hopefully be able to buy a Stetson while in Texas.
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For the Stetson brand hats, Allens is good 1522 S. Congress. There's lots of other boot and hat stores around the city

I've quit buying Stetsons because they cost a hoy & a half and I'm hard on them. I buy a new one each winter at the local feed store and usually American Hat brand.

You'll see a ton of Feed Stores on 281 and there fun to shop in.
Have fun!
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Don't know which route you plan on taking but an option would be to take I-44 south of Oklahoma City to Wichita Falls TX, then US-281 south to Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Lukenbach is south of Fredericksburg (I lied above!) From there take US 290 to Austin. That would be a nice loop that could be done in either direction. You'll see a lot more of the real Texas.

Dallas can be a nightmare at times so allow extra time or avoid it.
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You'll see a ton of Feed Stores on 281 and there fun to shop in.
We stopped at one in Montana and that's where I bought all my 'keepsakes'. I'm a country boy through and through.

I plan on going around Dallas.
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Originally Posted by Rich
Don't know which route you plan on taking but an option would be to take I-44 south of Oklahoma City to Wichita Falls TX, then US-281 south to Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Lukenbach is south of Fredericksburg (I lied above!) From there take US 290 to Austin. That would be a nice loop that could be done in either direction. You'll see a lot more of the real Texas.

Dallas can be a nightmare at times so allow extra time or avoid it.
You could spend a night or two in Fredericksburg and don't forget Willie Nelson's song, "Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys..."
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If you are actively seeking quirk there is, for example, Stonehenge II and Easter Island in Ingram, TX, about half hour from Fredericksburg.
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7819

Another vote for the Pacific War Museum in Fredericksburg, especially if you have an interest, or simply if weather forces an indoor day.

Have a great trip!

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You will pat yourself on the back for booking the Driscoll. It has a lovely and historic bar. Maggie Mae's was a fun bar with country music performers.

Also agree with others that Fredericksburg is a great side trip. Try the Der Lindenbaum restaurant; Sister Creek Winery.
Mrs. Z might enjoy browsing some of the just for fun shops.
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Trip Report???
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