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Jan 19, 2013 - Hondo and Castroville, Texas

Jan. 19, 2013 Greetings friends and please forgive me for not posting sooner! We left College Station on January 19 and headed southwest to Hondo, Texas. These little towns have a rhythm all their own. G and I tried to go to the local museum in Hondo but decided it was just open on the first Saturday of the month that has a blue moon in it. We did go east of Hondo to Castroville. It is the German/French Alsace town of Texas. I have never seen so many restored 1850’s homes. They are made out of 17 inch thick limestone blocks and consist of...

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Jan 7, 2013 - First Destination

We were finally heading out on Jan 7th, 2013 for our first trip in the RV to Castroville, TX, and decided to take a couple of days to make the journey. Castroville is just outside of San Antonio, TX, where we were hoping to find better weather during the winter months...and we did. We parked right beside Cheryl and Jerrel in the City Park and enjoyed sharing meals and fun times together. A special highlight was going to the River Walk in San Antonio, which is one of their finest attractions, where the sightseeing and beauty of the area are...

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Apr 21, 2009 - Castroville, Texas

Castroville is known as “The Little Alsace of Texas”. (For those of you that need a quick geography brain-jog – Alsace is located in the northeastern corner of France and is approximately the size of Maryland. Although Alsace is a province of France they have a strong German influence and this is reflected in their dialect both in France and in Castroville.) How did all these French people end up in Texas? Let me try to sum that up for you. Henri Castro, a Frenchman who served in Napoleon’s guard as a young man, came to America in 1827 and...

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Jan 15, 2008 - City Park Bargain

The Castroville Municipal Park actually has pretty good monthly rates. The sites are close together, but provide full hookups in a heavily treed area. The trees are all pecan's, and the boys love picking them up. They also enjoy having a really big backyard. Unfortunately, the shower facilities are needing a little work. Still, for the money, it's hard to complain. Too bad it is so far from everything. Fortunately, it is close to Hondo, our county seat. We can get some more paperwork taken care of.

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