Lone Star State 2008
Lunch at the Swiss Alp Grill
On Saturday we returned to both the Natural Gardener in Austin and the Murphy Garden near La Grange, where garden judging training was held in both gardens. A number of attendees chose not to take the long bus ride back to La Grange, but we had already arranged for lunch at the Swiss Alp Grill, an old Western-style dance hall and grill just a few miles south of the Murphy Garden. The dance hall provided authentic “Texas” atmosphere and we all had a grand time there. A professional photographer had a very gentle longhorn steer beside the dance hall and people lined up to have their picture taken sitting on it – for $11. We weren’t allowed to take pictures of it ourselves.
Click on the pictures to see larger images. Photos by Ken Fuchs, 2008.