Well, we had quite a UCOA meeting this month, we had a political visitor, we had Casey come back to share some of the history of UCOA, and we had Bandido Diablo’s (Talon’s Potter) raffle drawing for several wonderful pieces of potter that raised money that will be used to help feed native Americans families at Thanksgiving. Oh, and I hardly need to mention that there are several events coming up in the next month, so be sure to go to the CALENDAR on the UCOTEXAS.ORG web site on the UCOA page. I hope you enjoy the photos;
We headed out to the Dark Horse anniversary party around 10 this morning, thinking we could have a leisurely drive out to Kingsland,and that we might be able to look around for possible retirement property on in that area. As it turns out God has a somewhat different plan. We didn’t have any problems, but as we were approaching the 1431 intersection on 29, where we should have turned down to head to Kingsland, Debbie said “Look there’s Talons Pottery!”….. Fortunately I wasn’t going very fast, so I was able to slowdown and turn into the drive at the store. I had been wanting to visit them for some time, but I didn’t know where they were really, so this was a happy surprise. As I said, we were early, so we had lots of time to go in and visit with Nikki and get the grand tour of the store and how each piece was made. She warned me I had to remember each one, and that there would be a test later. I remember something about tossing fire hot pottery into a garbage can full of wood chips, but after that I got lost. I think I flunked the test. Anyway, we had a great visit.
After a while, we headed on to Kingsland, but somehow missed the 1431 turnoff and kept going on 29 for another 20 miles before Debbie said something about the distance to our destination getting farther instead of shorter. We turned around and headed back, and still managed to arrive to the party in a timely manner.
The fellowship was top notch, and the food was out of this world. They were serving fried catfish with a side of chicken and all the fixings, and I do mean all the fixings. The catfish was certainly exceptional, fried, light, tender, not greasy, and not fishy. I would have had seconds, but after first, I was stuffed. Oh, for desert, they served a peach, apple and cherry cobbler that really topped off the meal.
Finally, after socializing for a bit, we headed toward home, and I let Debbie drive so I could nap.
You might recognize the photos below from my post on the Benefit for Bandido Santos. I took these at the benefit when I saw Bandido Diablo opening a box that had these beautiful pieces of glazed pottery in it. I asked him about them, and he said he made them. I was very impressed, they are really beautiful. I asked him to send me an email with the information on where people could go to see and buy them, and he said he would. So, the address of the store is here;
Hours: Closed Monday, Tues-Sat 10:00 to 7:00, Sunday 12:00 to 5:00
They also have a web page, on Facebook;