Even though it was chilly Thursday, I bundled up and ventured out. Last September was the last time I did my Within 100 Miles and featured Mineral Wells. This time it was a trip to Burleson!
One of my goals this year is to make sure I take my good camera with me when I leave the house, because you never know when you’ll need it (Caveat: make sure you have working batteries! Duh. I’ll remember next time). I have been to Burleson numerous times before, but this time I was on a fact-finding mission. While other sides of Burleson are nice, I started in Old Town. There was a newly refurbished area in front of city hall so I started there. If you have ever been to Magnolia Market, Chip and Joanna Gaines’s place in Waco, the city of Burleson duplicated their common area. It’s terrific!
I wandered a little farther and came upon the Burleson Visitor’s Center and Museum, where I met Conductor Bob. He volunteers there a few times a week and was so knowledgeable of the area (and observant of Covid protocols). It has so much memorabilia! The museum was once home to a drug store and the local newspaper before it became the railway station. I got to tour the two railcars that the city had refurbished and brought to their present locations. I learned a lot about Burleson’s early history and the Interurban railroad. I love history!
Then it was time for a bite to eat. I ALWAYS have to check out the local eateries. So many options to choose from! I settled on the Old Texas Brewing Company (if you go you have to check out their sky bar!). My favorite place is to sit at the bar, so April set me up with a pecan brown ale and brisket nachos. Thank goodness she mentioned the happy hour special, a smaller portion for the nachos. They were so good I KNOW I would have finished the regular size! Ha! And you know I had to visit a couple of local merchants–gotta support local, right?
Finally I traveled to a local winery, Lost Oak. Melissa made me feel welcome and was happy to help me taste my way through their many selections. Even though it is January she said they would be having live music on Saturdays. I love that all of their wines are sourced from Texas grapes! I bought a bottle and a glass and wandered the grounds. Nice!
Burleson, Texas is a quaint little town that has a lot to offer, no matter what your age! Be sure and put Burleson on your To Do list! Until next time, loyal readers!
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