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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Paris and Wines

Not France, but Paris, Texas was on today's route. Two hours after leaving Rocky Point we stopped to stretch under the giant red hatted replica of the Eiffel Tower.

Several RV's were gathered at the Paris visitor's center adjacent to the tower. They encourage visiting with power and water hook-ups for $35 and boondocking sites at no charge.

A beautiful memorial to local Veterans is also on the property.

Downtown Paris has a pretty town square and fountain. We like stopping in county seats, like this one, to walk around the community.

The 1984 film Paris, Texas never actually filmed in the town.

Their old movie theatre is now a community playhouse.

Since it was lunchtime, we enjoyed a meal at 107 where the unique dining room is outside, but contained in the shell of an older building. While we enjoy sampling local restaurants, it can easily put us over budget. We've found eating out at lunch time to be much more economical than the same meal at dinner time. Even with lunch portions being smaller than those served at dinner, we usually have enough left over to make a meal.

A few hours down the road we stopped to stretch in Sherman, Texas where we found the Sherman Jazz Museum. Housed in a beautiful Masonic Temple built in 1924, the museum is supposed to have an incredible collection of trumpets, vinyl albums, and jazz memorabilia.

Horseshoe Bend Cellars in Iowa Park, Texas was today's destination.

We relaxed on the porch after visiting with the owners. They were a bit busy getting ready to host a wedding, but still took time to make us feel at home.

This is one of our favorite Harvest Host stops so far. The wine was good, but the real find was a Merlot Chocolate Sauce that is wonderful over ice cream or fresh blueberries.

Newly planted vines fill the front yard.

We were the only folks enjoying the peace and quiet tonight.

Thank you to the Poenitzsch family for being a Harvest Host.

We made good "westing" today.

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