Isn't it great to be driving down a highway on a long trip home, then suddenly get sidetracked by something unexpectedly wonderful? This happened recently to Texas Plains Trail Board Member, Virginia Scott on a return from El Paso. They made a "pit stop" in Seminole, Texas, and just happened to find a sign reading, "SEMINOLE TRADE DAYS!" What luck! Now they certainly couldn't resist, and holy smokes they found treasures galore. Virginia and her traveling companion, Georgia, found food booths (Hot dogs, Mexican food, hamburgers), and lots of booths filled-to-the gills with beautifully crafted items from local artisans. Booths ladened with iron works, jewelry, home decor, purses...well, let's just say, more than can be described --lured the two of them to purchase the following: a set of 4 ceramic garden pots (Inexpensive as compared to retail stores), key hangers for their purses, presents for all the grandchildren, dried salsa dips, homemade dish scrubbies, and peanut patties. (Sidenote: Seminole is #1 in peanuts. You can even have freshly made peanut butter made in a jiffy. No pun intended) Virginia and Georgia apparently left a few dollars in Seminole. They couldn't say enough about all of the items to be had for a few dollars: leather works, birds, farm/ranch supplies, water softeners. After a "short" stop--an hour and a half---stomachs full and trunk loaded, they were happy campers. Needless to say, the two of them could do a commercial for Seminole Trade Days. Virginia stated, "We always drive to our meetings and always find something new that either teaches us, pleases us, or simply mystifies us. That's the beauty of TEXAS."
I don't know about you, but I'm going to find out the upcoming Trade Days in Seminole at http://www.seminoletxchamber.org/. Check out more great places to go in the Plains Trail Region at http://www.texasplainstrail.com/
Tales from the Plains Trail Region
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- Striving to inspire others to travel the rugged-beauty of the Texas Plains Trail Region where the grass is greener, the people are friendlier, and the sky is blue. Wow! A great place to live is a great place to visit. C'mon visit the "Texas You Will Remember."