Day Trip to Hondo

Hondo Texas is about an hour’s drive from San Antonio on Highway 90 West. It is a nice town that we stop in to get gas, eat snacks, and shop at the Super Wal-Mart on the way to my husband’s parents’ house in Leakey, Texas.

The thing I like best about this town is their strip of Christmas business and citizen greeting cards lined up on Highway 90 for everyone to read. They are huge, right in the middle of the road for all to see. Unfortunately, yesterday, November 22, 2008, they still did not have them up so I did not get a photo of them.

I did, however, get a photo of one sign that is always up there, pictured below. This was put up back in the 1940s. Can you believe that? Back in 1930, the sign used to read, “This is God’s Country, Don’t Drive Through It Like Hell.” Apparently, some residents were not pleased so it was changed a little bit.

Hondo is in Medina County and has roughly 8,ooo people living in and around it. It is a pleasant little town with an HEB grocery and a Super Wal-Mart, along with several restaurants.

Check with the Chamber of Commerce in Hondo for Friday night Cruisin’, the Hondo night parade, and Christmas in God’s country.

Just east of Hondo is a really cool farm with a corn maze and playground for visitors. There are a few photos below. This is a popular place in the fall and it is still open as of the week of Thanksgiving. The kids had a blast there yesterday. Make sure that if you are in San Antonio around harvest time, that you visit!