Friday, August 5, 2011

Did you say real Dr Pepper? Dublin, TX 08/04/2011

It is too hot to go outside so Tom and I decided to go day tripping yesterday. We drove up to Granbury in the north central part of Texas.

The visitors center there had a lot of information on things to see and do in Texas and we loaded up.  It is interesting to see the diversity of our beloved state.

The drive there took about an hour and a half.  I have to admit that is was very depressing to see everything burned and dried out.  The drought has devistated the scenery.

Granbury has a great town square around its courthouse with shops and restaurants all over the place.  It is a pretty little town along the Brazos River.  Nice place to visit.

We decided to stop in Dublin, TX on the way back.  This little place has the distinction of being the only place in the world to get original Dr Pepper.  That means it is made without the sweeteners used today, corn syrup, etc.  It is made with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar from the plant in Sugar Land, TX.  They can distribute only 24 miles in diameter from the plant so if you want to know what REAL Dr Pepper tastes like you have to come to Dublin.

They have tours of the factory and a soda shop for you to buy it in. It was a great stopping place.

I loved this sand sculpture just outside the factory.

We were really tired when we got home but it was a great day.  We will see what tomorrow brings.

Happy Traills ... You All

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun day and you survived the heat! I like the new hairdo Donna (at least new from the profile pic)!