Central Texas July Road Trip

Event Details

Central Texas July Road Trip

Time: July 13, 2014 all day
Location: Washington on the Brazos State Park to Burton
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/vty55
Phone: 936.931.3105
Event Type: state, park, visit, and, back-road, scenic, drive
Organized By: Dora Anderson and George Huibregtse
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2014

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Event Description

Day trip to Washington on the Brazos State Park, with lunch planned at R-Place BBQ, and then a back-road driving tour of 33 miles through one of Texas' most scenic areas!  (The approximate drive time is 45-50 minutes.)

1.  Meet up at Buccee's Waller 9:00 am Sunday July 13, 2014

Buccee's Waller (Trip Advisor Reviews)

2.  Caravan to Washington on the Brazos State Park

Washington on the Brazos State Park

3.  Enjoy activities within the park until everyone is ready for lunch.   Individual sites within the park have an entry fee!  No alcohol is allowed in the park. Pets are allowed on a leash.

* IF WE DECIDE NOT TO STAY AT THE PARK: Independence, Texas is a beautiful historic town on the drive we have planned.  We, as a group, might decide to visit this historic preservation site instead. There is a country store that sells lunch items as well. 

Independence Texas

4.  Dine at R Place Restaurant  (Emergency Plan B lunch perhaps in Independence?)  R-Place serves barbeque and sides, beer and wine.


5.  When everyone is ready, take a scenic road trip through Washington County back roads, ending in Burton, TX

Map of planned drive

6.  Complete group activities at HWY 290, and continue home. People continuing on to Houston have the option to continue to caravan down 290.

Useful Links:
Washington County Visitors Guide
Texas Highways Magazine - Texas Independence Trail


  • Sun screen
  • Hat
  • Water to drink
  • Lawn chairs (Optional of course!)

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Comment by Velazquez, Hilda & Gustavo on July 12, 2014 at 8:52pm

Sounds like a plan Brett, we'll see you tomorrow.

Comment by Brett P. Cimo on July 12, 2014 at 1:16pm

Vicki and I will be heading that way, we will try and stop by, but if we are not there at the time of your departure don't wait for us.

Comment by Velazquez, Hilda & Gustavo on July 12, 2014 at 10:08am

If anyone is interested in meeting with us at Starbucks on Hwy 290 and Jones Rd. we'll be there at 8:10 am and leave by 8:25 am. We can all caravan to the Buccee's in Waller and meet with the rest of the group. 

I'm guessing we all need a good cup of coffee at that time of the day before our trip!!

Comment by Jim and Ann Brown on July 12, 2014 at 8:24am

Warning!  Some of you may need to change your route Sunday. 



Comment by Jim and Ann Brown on July 3, 2014 at 3:46pm

That's two mouths, by the way, and you well know that mine is much bigger than Ann's.  :)

Jim B

Comment by Jim and Ann Brown on July 3, 2014 at 3:44pm

Ann and Jim Brown very much in favor of the special at R Place.

Comment by Dora Anderson on July 3, 2014 at 1:55pm

This is really important! 

I called the owner/operator of R-place. He was VERY excited to hear that our car club was coming!  He said he's a car enthusiast and loves taking pictures of cars in front of his building!

He works alone, one man show, and in order to serve us better, he needs a head count by the 11th. He offered to do a 'family style' dinner with brisket, sausage, potato salad, the works for $11.95 a person, which I thought sounded awesome!  He would like me to let him know asap what we want to do. I told him the one thing that might change our plan would be bad weather, and then of course we don't want to get out on the roads!

SO PLEASE! If everyone could let me know asap if you have 1 or 2 mouths to feed, and if you like the family style idea, or if you would prefer a la carte!

Comment by Jim and Ann Brown on July 2, 2014 at 3:05pm

I'll drink to that!

Jim B

Comment by Jan in West U on July 2, 2014 at 2:34pm

Dora Anderson - I vote for R PLACE for lunch! Menue sounds pretty good.

Comment by Jan in West U on July 1, 2014 at 10:20pm

Gregory Moore, It will be nice to finally meet you. Are you a party of 1 or a party of 2 people?

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