|Ranch near Hico|
|Natty Flat Smokehouse|
|Fee Fi Fo Fum|
Just south of 1-20 on TX 281 is the hamlet of Natty Flat. There is nothing here other than the Natty Flat Smokehouse but that itself is plenty. We had some excellent smoked brisket and sausage, washed down with some Dr. Pepper and a Big Red. Adjoining the restaurant is a store selling home made furniture, including this monstrous rocking chair that is as tall as as a utility pole. Yes, another example that everything is bigger in you-know-where... I do not believe the rocking chair to be for sale. And what kind of porch would it fit on?
Stephenville is a busy town, billing itself the "Cowboy Capital of the World" and based on the number of horse trailers, pick-ups and western stores, it might well have a basis for such a claim.
|Dublin Train Station (not Heuston)|
The day was closing as we drove back through Glen Rose and Granbury, each a fine town in their own right and positively huge metropolises compared to Hico. Kevin may argue the point but we had an enjoyable afternoon touring the country.