My “Road to . . ” series of quilt names began when I did this quilt and named it “Road to Brownwood”.
The Road to Brownwood project was the one I brought with me to work on in the hotel when Vince and I came to Brownwood and spent a week or so when he first began working here. It was my first trip to Brownwood.
Then I did the Road to Round Rock, which was the last quilt along that we did. Next, we’re doing the Road to Llano quilt along.
Llano is a small town about 1-1/2 hours from us. My aunt lives there so we’ve made several trips to the area. The annual “Crawfish Open” is held there in April and they served boiled crawfish so we go to that. Other things I find interesting about Llano:
- The Llano River is a spring fed river that runs through the town. It is crystal clear most of the time and is the river where we’ve been looking to buy a weekend place.
- There is a family of bald eagles that nest just east of Llano and the nest can be seen from the road and is quite an attraction when they are nesting.
- Llano County is known as the Deer Capital of Texas, boasting that they have the highest deer density in the nation. It is a huge hunting destination for folks around this area.
- Llanite is a rare type “rock” that is only found in Llano County. Vince is intrigued by it and often goes looking for it when we’re there.
Going to Llano is a bit like stepping back in time. There is no Wal-Mart, I don’t think there’s a McDonald’s there. It’s one of the prettiest little towns in this area that we’ve visited.