Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Autozone - GOOD STUFF

Autozone - GOOD STUFF
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I had to replace a battery on my truck the other day (My truck being the one with the hood up). Autozone in Kyle was GREAT. They even installed it for me.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008


It's time once again for the Claiborne Kyle Log House Fried Chicken Dinner!



Cliff Caskey
Del David

2400 S. Old Stagecoach Road
County Road 136, South of Kyle

Saturday, September 27, 2008
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Cost (for the chicken dinner):
$7.00 Adults
Under 12 - $4.00


What is the Claiborne Kyle Log House?
"In 1844 Claiborne and Lucy Kyle moved to Texas where they built this house in 1850, a massive log home overlooking the Blanco River built of cedar logs. The four pen linear dog trot house has four rooms, each about 16 feet square. The home has been restored and refurnished, and is listed on the National Register." - http://www.ohwy.com/tx/c/clkyloho.htm

Old Town Gift Emporium
Originally uploaded by seanclaes

This is the building the mural will be installed upon.
I'm really looking forward to seeing it up.

This is on Center Street in Kyle, right next door to the Texas Pie Company.

What is this place going to be?
Well... according to their Website - "Old Town Gift Emporium is a great place for buying & selling antiques, collectibles, art, gifts, sculptures, vintage toys, vintage signs and locally made specialty food items."

Visit them at http://www.oldtowngiftskyle.com/.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Future mural - Old Town Gift Emporium

I had a chance to chat it up with John Hawn, the owner of the Old Town Gift Emporium. He let me know that Kyle's Great Big Signs will be painting this mural. Neat. I interviewed GBS' Lynn Wilkerson a few years back - www.seanclaes.com/GreatBigSigns.html

Tomorrow (I swear it'll actually be tomorrow) I'll post the building where it'll go.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This car will soon be a mainstay on Center Street. It's going to be parked in front of the Old Town Gift Emporium.

The mural that will be affixed to the building is framed on the bumper of the car. tomorrow I'll put up a better look at that.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kettle Corn!

Kettle Corn!
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
The Kyle Chamber was selling some yummy Kettle Corn at the Kyle Market Days on September 6.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Train Car

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Not sure of the story about this... but the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau building is the "old train depot" and this is behind it... so that may explain.


I think it's neat.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lehman Lobo Drum Line

Lehman Lobo Drum Line
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Kyle, Texas' Lehman High School band drum line performed at the Kyle Market Days on September 6.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

1st Ever POW/MIA Remembrance Ride

This motorcycle was parked on the corner during Kyle Market Days...

A benefit for the Hays VFW Veterans Center Building Fund... the 1st Ever POW/MIA Remembrance Ride will be held on October 4, 2008 leaving Cowboy Honda in Kyle at 10:00a.m.. Find out more information by sending an e-mail to ride@vfw12058.com.

(As a side note... I dig the "please conserve water" message on the City of Kyle sign in the background)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

God Bless Doggies

God Bless Doggies
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This sign is hanging on a light pole located at the corner of Burleson Road and Spring Branch Road in Kyle. My wife saw it and pointed it out to me. It's great... "God Bless Doggies (and people too)"

Monday, September 08, 2008

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
While out at the Kyle Market Days this past Saturday, I came across this beautiful necklace. Actually her entire booth had fantastic stuff.

Debbie Barbee had a nice collection of Dichrotic Glass Jewelry. Other than it being beautiful, I was amazed at the price. This beautiful piece was under $30. Find out more about her stuff by e-mailing swtelements@yahoo.com.

She's got a website also... but it looked like it wasn't live as of today.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Swimming anyone?
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
No diving.... in the weeds.
Five Mile Dam is dry right now...

To see what Five Mile Dam looks like where there's water... visit the Texas RV Travel Blog here: http://blog.texasrvtravel.com/2007/01/26/blanco-river-flowing-over-five-mile-dam/

You can also see a shot I took at Five Mile in 2006... when it was last dry.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Randall W. Vetter Park

Randall W. Vetter Park
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is a park that opened in memory of a fallen Highway Patrol man. Trooper Randall W. Vetter, 28, died August 7, 2000, from wounds he suffered during a traffic stop near Kyle, Texas on August 3, 2000.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Get your Goat On

Get your Goat On
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
So... on the way home from San Marcos, we drove past 5 mile dam on our way to see goats. I stopped and took some photos. I accidentally caught this shot...

Try explaining why "that one goat is attacking the other goat" to a 4 year old.... That was a fun one.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I liked the contrast of the sign to sky.
This was taken as I was leaving Five Mile Dam.

Monday, September 01, 2008

This house rocks (side view)

This is my favorite house in Kyle... I wish I knew how to fix it up... if so.. maybe I'd buy it and restore it back to awesome.


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