Friday, October 1, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler

1. Starts with "N"
2. A Favorite
3.NUTS chosen by Tom

Starts with "N"

Local promotional literature from the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau describes Nacogdoches as "The Oldest Town in Texas". Evidence of settlement at the same site dates back to 10,000 years ago. It is near or on the site of Nevantin, the primary village of the Nacogdoche tribe of Caddo Indians.

Nacogdoches remained a Caddo Indian settlement until the early 19th century. In 1716, Spain established a mission there, Misión Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. That was the first European construction in the area. The "town" of Nacogdoches got started after the French had vacated the region (1760s, following the French and Indian War), and Spanish officials decided that maintaining the mission was too costly. In 1772, they ordered all settlers in the area to move to San Antonio. Some were eager to escape the wilderness, but others had to be forced from their homes by soldiers. It was one of the original European settlements in the region, populated by Adaeseños from Fort Los Adaes.

T-shirt in St. Regis Montana

St. Regis Montana

Déjà Brew
A catchall for leftover beer, coffee, food, motels and whatever catches my fancy!

NEON Boneyard Las Vegas NV


  1. LOVED the deer nuts just under a buck and the tee shirt. Is the Neon Boneyard where they store all those old signs they pull down and keep? I've heard of that place, but never went there.

  2. The shirt is my fav (no surprise, huh).

  3. I think I would like to see the Texan Indian Nacogdoches. I wonder how big they are.

  4. Chuckles at Deer Nuts...I wonder what they really are!

  5. I learned a lot about Nacogdoches. We would go through sometimes to visit Mrs. Jim's mother who then lived in Louisiana. Wev'e spent nights there, once I took, as sponsor, a group of PBL, Phi Beta Lamda college business club,students there to compete academically and to meet other business students, and attend the events.
    No comment on the deer restaurant.

  6. A great selection to illustrate "N" Jackie. Have a great weekend and week ahead

  7. Hi Jackie,
    Well, my favorite, it the NEON sign. Maybe if I ever visit Vegas again, I would look for it. I have and aunt that turned 88 a few days ago, that lives in Henderson. She is the last, and youngest of nine siblings, my Mom's sister. I call her often. Have a good week.

  8. That is one Zen moose. :) Haven't been to Nacogdoches in a long time. Enjoyed each of your Ns. I really want to have a seat in one of those chairs in your header. Beautiful!


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