The day started as usual with a driver's meeting. Today's itinerary was in three main stops:
1. Pictures at the Uvalde airport
2. Lunch at a wild game hunting ranch
3. Dinner on the square
The rest of the day was "on your own, enjoy Uvalde".
So we did!
At the airport we first were arranged for a series of flyover shots taken from an Aerospatiale helicopter. the helicopter hovered fifty feet above us for about ten minutes. The cool air blast was refreshing and it was fun to watch. Unfortunately I don't have access to the photos taken.
After the group shots we all formed a line to have our individual photos taken with an antique biplane. We ended up in the center of the line of 80 Model T's. It was very warm on the concrete tarmac, and the photo session took nearly three hours. Thankfully the Space City T club had very nice ladies walking up and down the line passing out bottles of water the whole time.
From the airport we toured 13 miles outside of town to the 3P ranch. This place is owned and operated by a bronze star decorated veteran of the Afghanistan campaign. It is a very high end hunting resort for the rich and famous. It is also a major benefactor of the Wounded Warriors charity.
A few pictures from our private guided tour, including the hardware collected by the owner during two tours of duty:
Lunch at the 3P was prepared in their kitchen, a splendid smoked free range chicken over ditch weed with cranberries, goat cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette. Perhaps the healthiest meal I have ever had with Model T people.
After lunch we decided to check out Uvalde, starting with the Oasis.
So lete's check off the things that you can do here:
* Buy ethanol - free gasoline in three octanes
* Buy guns and ammo
* Bar - B - Que ribs, brisket, sausage, ham, turkey, bacon
* Best salad bar in town
* Outdoor clothing, men's and women's
* Fishing gear
* Camping gear
It's sort of like a Dick's sporting goods, a Famous Dave's, and a gas station combined. People were lined up out the door at lunch time, and the parking lot stayed full at all times when the place is open.
A view inside showing the twenty minute wait to get in the 150 seat dining area:
Thursday night finished with a Mexican dinner catered at the town square. We heard it was great, I hope someone who was there will post some photos.
Thanks for posting the photos and travel-log.
Evan in Paso
Great report and pictures, Royce. Uvalde used to be a world-renowned gliding center. Is it still, do you know?
No idea, we were looking at the road most of the time!