Today was the “Pre Tour” tour day. About 90 cars participated.
The morning started out with breakfast, then the driver’s meeting with Julius and Jim telling everyone not to honk at the cows while driving across areas with livestock running free. We don’t want to scare any farmer’s stock.
After the meeting yours truly discovered the keys were missing for our 1917 runabout. Wife to the rescue, she found he keys back at the restaurant where I had apparently dropped them. Bullet dodged!
Out in the parking lot a real straight TT was undergoing final preparation for wheels on the road. Got to say she was doing a fine job. The spare Muncie Transmission in the bed was happily not needed today.
This TT is the veteran of many Texas T Parties. I think this is the first year that we have had two C cab TTs on the tour. There have been other years where we had multiple TT’s, typically the kind with steel doors.
The first stop of the morning was at James Avery Jewelers. The company has made its home in Kerrville for many years. Their handcrafted silver and gold was on sale for those who could afford it. Cash registers were busy.
Our next stop of the day was the tiny community of Harper, Texas. Harper is a tiny community in Gillespie County, Texas. Even though the town is small the history is big and well remembered in the Harper museum and community center. We swarmed the area with Model T’s snorting and kicking up dust as they parked all around the museum and picnic area.
Finally we were on the road again to see Stonehenge, Texas style. This is a 9/10 sized replica of the (supposedly) Druid monument in England. It is sort of what happens when a couple buddies have a bunch of chicken wire, plaster and beer on a long weekend. Needless to say it is much more impressive when surrounded by Model T’s.