How do you – BBQ?

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For my friends around the world, do you know about BBQ? Or barbecue?  It seems like a favorite cuisine in the U.S.  One can find practically every style in big cities as well as small towns.

Well, like I mentioned in my last post there is a place in Taylor, Texas that I would like for you to become acquainted.  Louie Mueller Barbeque.

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There seems to be some healthy competition about which state has the best barbeque.  I must admit Texas is not only a big state but is big in BBQ taste as well.  I apologize to my vegan friends but I want to highlight this significant eating way of life, as well as Taylor.

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While traveling through Taylor and noticing some of the older and inactive buildings, just around the corner we noticed an older, vibrant place – Louie Mueller Barbeque.

Locals sure know about it.  Just look how the business is thriving and the new life breathed into the older facility.

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Going inside was enlightening.  Who would have thought?

The service was excellent and the people were friendly.  The meal was outstanding.  I can understand why the locals enjoy this wonderful place of food and fellowship.

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We never knew this was a restaurant featured on the Food Network until we examined the memorabilia on the walls.  We had often wondered about visiting places where Guy Fieri had reported on in the Food Network series.

Now, here we are and didn’t plan it – right here in Taylor, Texas.

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Here is the link to the Louie Mueller BBQ restaurant.

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So, when we travel let’s take time to check out the local areas.  We have certain pre-conceived mindsets about a town or business but we never know until we step inside and learn more.

That’s what I’m talking about!  Let’s appreciate the past and the old – and do what we can to bring new life within and without.






Life that once was

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Driving the back roads of central Texas provides so many opportunities to experience the slow-pace, friendly towns.

Just like most areas we travel around the world, we see something that grabs our attention – triggering the thought:  “I need to take a picture of that.”

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I don’t know about you but I have sentiments for some of the older buildings or something that reflects history where a location was once active and thriving and now sits there – waiting for some attention and love.

That which once was and now is, remains in the eyes of the beholder to give it new life.

Sitting, standing, eroding away;

Underneath the heat and clouds,

Of each passing day.

The clouds say hello as they dance overhead,

Some looking angry, but going where they’re led.

Who knows what lies within,

As we only see the outer shell of what had been.

Still, there is life – and abundant at that;

Only if one could see beneath the surface,

Where life once sat.

We pass them day-by-day,

Without much thought what the building would say;

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Listen to the silent song and behold the pride,

Even though no one answers, there is life inside.

(My next post will highlight something in Taylor, Texas just a block away that looks old on the outside but is thriving inside.)