A Day in Bastrop

Treating my sweetheart to a day full of his favorites: BBQ, classic cars, and whiskey. We headed west on 290 from Brenham towards Bastrop. Along the way you will see several antiques and salvage places. One looked particularly interesting so we stopped for a quick look.

White Morpha Antiques & Salvage in Paige, has a lot of interesting items outside and a large building full of treasures inside. We are renovating an old pier and beam house (more on that later) so I’m always on the look out for items we need for our long list of projects. We hit the jackpot when we spotted this beautiful brass and crystal door knob! The door from the master bedroom to the bathroom was in desperate need of it. My sweetheart even installed it for me as soon as we returned home 🙂

Isn’t it beautiful?

Treasure in hand, we continued our journey to find “The Gas Station” in Bastrop. The Gas Station is now a BBQ restaurant and motel. The building was the gas station in the horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The Gas Station in Bastrop, TX where they “slaughter BBQ” LOL
Texas Chainsaw Massacre and horror movie collectibles available at The Gas Station.

With a belly full of brisket and sausage, we set to walk our meal off at Bastrop’s 13th Annual “Heroes & Hot Rods” Veteran’s Day Cruise In and Car Show. The car show benefits veterans. We were happy to attend and show appreciation for the men and women who serve and the families who support them.

This was my first classic car show and it didn’t disappoint. I expected cars lined on both sides of the town’s main street, but there were cars EVERYWHERE. We walked for HOURS looking up one side, then down the other side of ALL the streets! I think most of the fun for me was seeing my guy get more and more excited as he came upon one cool car after another.

I NEED this car in my life! ❤

Who knew I’d learn so much on this trip?! He taught me what a kit car is, what makes different cars special and sought after, and the difference between an exceptional restoration job and a mediocre one.

Copper Shot Distillery was an unexpected find. It was a bit chilly that day, we sure welcomed a little something to warm up with!

Spirits in the making.
Copper Shot uses rain water and local grains to hand craft their spirits.
We couldn’t decide on just one, so a flight it is!
Warming up fireside.
Veteran’s Day in Bastrop

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