This is our day off after the Chicago Print and Drawing fair and before the McNay Fair in San Antonio. We are in the Texas Hill Country, actually Stonewall, established 1860. We spent the day visiting historic Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, a pink granite batholith, the second largest in the US.
Since arriving last night we’ve also seen llamas, alpacas, buffalo, something that may have been a dwarf antelope, horses (thoroughbreds, palominos, and miniatures), camels, sheep, goats of many stripes including “showgoats,” several kinds of cattle (longhorn, black angus, and Dutch-belted, some of which were “loose” although they seemed benign enough) and a very old dog. On the wilder side we’re seen rabbits, hummingbirds, geckos, giant wasps – but no deer, those were in Winnetka. And, the most fantastic of all, in Austin -- the twilight flight of the largest bat colony in North America, from the Ann Richards Bridge on Congress Avenue.