Fort Worth & Lone Star's Texas Hill Country Run to the Flying L Ranch

Fort Worth & Lone Star's Texas Hill Country Run to the Flying L Ranch

Fort Worth
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00am

Our 2016 Hill Country Run was an overnighter at Bandera, TX.  Thirty-four members in 17 cars from Fort Worth, Lone Star and Texas Hill Country sections attended.  We stayed at the Flying L, a dude ranch just outside of town. 

Just after arrival at the ranch on Saturday, Lone Star hosted a happy hour in one of their suites.  After some great food and wine at the happy hour, we took a tractor wagon ride to the ranch’s Ghost Town for an evening of music, a BBQ dinner and a goat-herding demonstration by Booth the Border Collie.  Fort Worth’s Larry Vaughn even borrowed a guitar and sang a tune while accompanied by the musicians.  We then took the ranch bus to the Colonel’s Quarters, where most of us were staying, for our social.   This included a game of Team Ball Billiards, yet another of our infamous games.  Teams earned points by hitting or sinking their team ball, which is determined by a roll of the dice.   Each member of the 3 highest-scoring teams got identical prizes, which were selected by their Team Captain.  The winners in order of most points scored were:

   Team A - Heavy-duty magnetic work lights: Nipat Attavit, Lee Melugin, Lynn Cunningham, Anna Clayton.
   Team G - Mercedes-Benz gym bags:  Teresa Watt, Mike Smith, Catherine Miller, Arno Pitzen.
   Team B - Mercedes-Benz combination tire gauge / flashlights:  Debbie Everett, Tom Clayton, Jo Nell Kelley,
Bert Graham, Cathy Ingalls.

We spent the rest of the evening enjoying more wine, beer, snacks and the company of fellow MBCA members.

On Sunday, we took to our cars for a wonderful Hill Country drive, easily one of the best touring drives one can have in Texas.  We ended our drive with lunch at the Apple Store in Medina.  They don't sell iPhones there, but they were featured on the Food Network and are recognized as one of the best small town cafes in Texas by Texas Monthly.  We lunched on burgers, sandwiches, salads, and incomparable desserts and ice cream made with fresh apples from its orchard.  This was not the time to skip dessert.  After lunch, we made our way home on our own. 

Despite forecasts of 90-100% chance of very strong rain for the weekend, the bad weather stayed away and we had yet another fun and memorable Texas Hill Country Run.