OUR SWEET SUSAN IS THE GRACIOUS HOST OF THIS DAY AND YOU CAN VISIT HER AND SEE ALL PARTICIPANTS.
Round Top is home to the James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, The International Festival-Institute at Round Top, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed European-styled music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.
Over a thirty eight year period and with the help of its patrons and friends, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has created also an unique 210-acre campus - Festival Hill - containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, the Festival-Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study.
AND THE FAMOUS ANTIQUE WEEKENDS HELD TWICE A YEAR, ONE IN THE SPRING AND ONE IN THE FALL.
The crowds are tremendous and people come from all over the US and even foreign countries. I have never been.
They have some permanent shops and a restaurant called Royer’s that has been written up in tons of magazines.
So off Roy and I went for lunch and some sight-seeing. When we arrived, we put our name on the waiting list for lunch, I got a glass of wine and Roy a beer and off we went to the shop next door. click to enlarge…this is Royer’s
This is Lizzie Lou’s and to my surprise, I recognized one of the ladies. She is the owner and was from Beaumont and had a shop there at the same time I did. Small world, but wait…a lady in there visiting was from Lake Limestone and was neighbors with one of my friends. We have a house on the lake also.
We returned to Royer’s in time to here our name called and first had stuffed and fried jalapenos. The were stuffed with broccoli and cheese.
Then for entrees, I had a stuffed quail with mashed potatoes and balsamic vinegar veggies and Roy had snapper with a wine sauce with veggies.
Dessert for me was a creamy key lime pie and Roy had cinnamon bread pudding to go.
Wow…yes you are right.
We then decided we needed to walk around the square and so while I went in shops, Roy took pictures.
This is a shop called Crazy Emma’s. I think…
This is a private home and it is much prettier than the picture shows.
The above 3 pictures are all of the home and its surroundings.
Another private home.
Old tub and bottle tree behind one of the stores.
Area in center of shops.
The remaining pictures are shops.
We left hot, tired and very fluffy, but enjoyed our day. It is about 130 miles one way, but in Texas that is just considered a hop, skip and a jump away. Did I buy something, yes, but it is a gift for a friend and she will see it. Nothing just breath-taking.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to Round Top, Texas.