14 January 2016
a barn-raising in Round Top, TX
The weather around here has been a bit gloomy lately, lots of clouds and a bit of rain. So when Tuesday turned out to be full of sunshine we went for a drive. Ended up in Round Top, TX which was pretty well closed, it being a Tuesday. This tiny town is a major attraction for antiquers and interior decorators --- shops are normally open from Thursday or Friday through the weekend to accommodate the out-of-town shopping traffic. Twice a year they host a couple of weeks of antique and collectible shopping with campers, tents, and RV's covering several square miles.
We just went for the view anyway although if Royer's Pie Shop had been open I might have enjoyed a piece. Driving around Henkel Square, we found a new barn being built. So Bill parked the truck nearby and I sketched. This will probably not be used as a barn but as another shop. Workers were also working on setting up a windmill near the building.