Ok, I tried to send this out yesterday on the New Braunfels road trip, but it was a no go.  This past weekend – Saturday had us in Schertz Texas, on a hellish roadtrip down the I35 corridor that included a stop in at Cracker Barrel.  actually I’ll share the facebook post thread here or if you like me you can friend me on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/deborah.antich.

I hope it is not bad manners to post things from facebook onto blog entries.  I don’t know.  If someone does think so, please tell me.  One of my favorite comments is from Jay Thompson – about CBT’s.  Jeez that one had me cracking up.

One note:  if you are a fan of Cracker Barrel, my apologies.  That you are a fan of Cracker Barrel.  For those of you that are not from TEXAS Cracker Barrel is part gift/holiday shop (from what I could tell) and part down home cookin’ diner.  (This means weird grandma type recipes and fried food.  LOTS of fried food. Please note: I did not eat there but walked through the restaurant looking for the restroom.  The decor was dark kountry (yes, kountry with a K) brown.  Depressing.  The outside looks like an old barn.  There are white rocking chairs on the front “porch” for patrons to enjoy while waiting to belly up to the trough.  Don’t let the cheerfulness and homeyness of those chairs fool you.  I actually find these rocking chairs to be quite creepy.  If you are “sensitive” this place will suck your soul.  You have been warned.  Thank you to all of my facebook friends that unknowingly contributed to this post.  You are all loved.

ENJOY

GOOD GOD I WAS JUST IN A CRACKER BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. That place is hell on earth. Everybody there was frowning, it’s full of crap and the tap in the bathroom was making this grating screeching sound that almost made me lose my mind. Thank god I only stopped in to go to the bathroom so only spent 3 minutes inside. When I got back to the car I told Jim if he loves me AT ALL he will never make me go there again. *shudder*
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  • Paul Hernandez You should go back and try the coca cola chocolate cake. I had to eat there because my partner on the ambulance wanted it and there was no where else to go. That cake was awesome though.
    Saturday at 11:30am via mobile · Like
  • Lisa Diehl Went in there really hungry once … the level of starving where ANYTHING sounds good. Ended up eating this bizarre casserole that was a combination of chicken, apple pie filling, and Ritz crackers. Five or six years later, and I still get the heaves thinking about it.
  • Jennifer Gonzalez I love that place! It’s like a little piece of Branson. I imagine it’s like Branson because I’ve never been there but I always expect to see Conway Twitty in a Cracker Barrel. Comfort food and bejeweled t-shirts, I love it. :~)
  • Eric Rivas You can take the girl out of Garland, but you can’t take Garland out of the girl. Embrace Cracker Barrel. 🙂
    Saturday at 11:41am · Like · 1
  • Deborah Hernandez Antich Rivas I will punch you!!!!!! No way! :p
    Saturday at 11:47am via mobile · Like · 1
  • Jay Thomson I was at one once exactly twenty years ago (before I knew better) and vowed on the spot never to go back.
  • Jay Thomson Oh yeah, this morning I was talking with the service tech at a Ford dealership, when a CBT (Cracker Barrel-Type) rudely interrupted us to demand directions to the nearest CB. We both feigned ignorance of the fact it was less than a mile down the road.
    Saturday at 12:13pm · Like · 1
  • Deborah Hernandez Antich Oh jeez Jay, your post made mr cry !!! What perfect timing. I am still laughing. Oh god. And CBT- I’m totally adopting that . It’s right on the money. I love you do much for writing this!
    Saturday at 12:34pm via mobile · Like
  • Stephanie Hernandez-Welsh It’s so TRUE!!!!!!
  • Kari Luna Hysterical. Good to see you haven’t changed, lady!
  • Allan Harjala Thank you for spelling “lose” correctly. It is likely you are the only person who ventured into that Cracker Barrel today who has.
  • Deborah Hernandez Antich @Allan. Yes. Most likely.
    Saturday at 3:24pm via mobile · Like
  • Ellen Dickson I hate Cracker Barrel!! My kids love it though! ugh! They go with there great grandma so I’m in the clear of having to ever go! Blah! That place is the pits!
  • Leslee Hare Wow, Deborah, I got a really strong visual with that description! I hope you’re doing well otherwise! 😉
    19 hours ago · Like
  • We were there for a soccer game.  We won the game which was the high point of the day.  3-2.  On the way back we stopped in at Buckees, which is another famous place.  It’s a truck stop.  
    Yea, guys, Texas is kind of weird.
    Want to be overwhelmed? Go to Buckees. Seriously. This stretch of I35 is a nightmare to me. Glad to be headed home after a win in Schertz. Hopefully there will be no more stops. (4 photos)
    Photo: Want to be overwhelmed? Go to Buckees. Seriously. This stretch of I35 is a nightmare to me.  Glad to be headed home after a win in Shertz.  Hopefully there will be no more stops.
    Photo: Want to be overwhelmed? Go to Buckees. Seriously. This stretch of I35 is a nightmare to me.  Glad to be headed home after a win in Shertz.  Hopefully there will be no more stops.
    Photo: Want to be overwhelmed? Go to Buckees. Seriously. This stretch of I35 is a nightmare to me.  Glad to be headed home after a win in Shertz.  Hopefully there will be no more stops.
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    • Anna Hernandez-Robinson That’s place is nuts!!!
      Saturday at 10:35pm via mobile · Like
    • Then we drove by the San Marcos Outlets.  This place is a big deal for their “bargains”.  I’ve been there once.  
      People drive from all around to go to this place.  I’d skip it if I were you and go to the outlet in Round Rock.   Anyway, here’s the update from San Marcos:
      333 make a wish. Can you tell I’m bored in the car? Also, we just passed the outlets in San Marcos and I noticed all the buildings have these weird fake castle looking facades on top. This makes me want to punch someone as well. I think the I35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio is a vortex.
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      • Yesterday we had another road trip back to almost the exact same location, New Braunfels.  
        But a much different experience.
        THANK GOD.
        • Just heard Waylon Jennings in a gas station in new braunfels. Today’s road trip is already shaping up to be 100 percent better. And it’s 11:11. Definitely better.
          Photo: Just heard Waylon Jennings in a gas station in new braunfels. Today's road trip is already shaping up to be 100 percent better.  And it's 11:11.  Definitely better.
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          • 23 hours ago · Like
          • Michael Horvath Ooh. 11:11. The numbers of angels! And Waylon. Gotta be a good day.
            19 hours ago · Like · 1
          • Deborah Hernandez Antich @Mike, you bet it was. Cold and windy as hell out on the soccer fields, but then went and ate at Coopers in New Braunfels with some of my favorite people on the planet. Took the scenic drive home through Wimberly and Dripping Springs. Brought home a 1-0 win. Spent some time with my sweet Elena and her new friend late into the day. Yes, Mike, I’ll say, yesterday was a good day. Boy I sure do miss you. Please let me know when you make it back out this way.
          OK, I hope this post didn’t irritate anyone.  Just wanted to share my weekend experiences with you.  So to Recap:
          Cracker Barrel – BAD
          Buckees – BAD
          COOPERS BARBEQUE – EXCELLENT and WORTH THE TRIP IF YOU ARE IN AUSTIN.
          There’s one in BURNET too.

 

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