Fast forward to this year. The town is still small, just 90 people live there. But. Those sweet little log cabins that told the history of this little Texas community? They have all been remodeled to house boutique type shops. The Round Top Antique Show? The roads to all the surrounding towns were lined with vendors on the day we went - and the show didn't even officially begin for two more weeks.
And get this - some enterprising soul decided what this sleepy little town needs during the Antique Show is male strippers. Yep. This year, after a hard day's shopping for antiques, you can go to the little town of Warrenton, just 8 miles away, and relax while being entertained by The American Cowboy Las Vegas Revue, "a Chippendales-like performance featuring muscular men dressed in jeans, boots, cowboy hats and, occasionally, shirts."
On Easter weekend, no less.
|We did find a quiet spot to have lunch in nearby Winedale. I had mistakenly posted this photo on Facebook earlier as our campground. I've since edited that post with the correct photo.|
After leaving Round Top, we drove to Independence. We found this little church about halfway in between the two towns, at a little place called Gay Hill. The sign on the front of the church said Friedens United Church. I have no idea what kind of church that is, though I suspect it's some kind of Church of Christ. I just thought it was pretty. Texas is full of little, old churches like this.
I'll post more about what we found in Independence later. We were so impressed, we're going back there tomorrow.