The most exciting part of the visit was being in Guene Hall. This is an oldtime country dance hall but more important it is where George Strait got his start with his Ace in the Hole Band. He played there most weekends for a number of years before heading off to Nashville. As some of my friends know, I am a fan of George.
Thursday, April 8. We drove up to Johnson City and on to LBJ Ranch. Len and I had been there several years ago. When we were there before, tour buses took visitiors around the ranch. They now provide a free CD directing guests on a self driving tour.
We stopped in Johnson City at a small cafe for lunch. For the first time I tried Buttermilk Pie. It is to die for! Yummy.
President Johnson is buried in a small family plot on the ranch right across from the house (a reproduction) of where he grew up. This is his and Lady Bird's simple headstones.
The house he lived in on the Ranch is not elaborate nor ornate. Just a simple home. At the time of his presidency it became known as the Texas White House.