The Rock Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas

As promised, here are a few photos snapped by my husband on our day trip to The Rock Church in Cranfills Gap. The church itself was an understated beauty. And based on it's name, I've gotta say was much different than what I had imagined. I had conjured up a dilapidated stone church a la English countryside style and boy it couldn't have been any farther from that! 

 Exploring Cranfills Gap in 1950s dress from Dalena Vintage
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage in a 1950s dress from her shop.
 The Rock Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas
 1950s vintage style via Dalena Vintage
 Exploring historical places in Texas with Dalena Vintage
 Saint Olaf Cemetery at the Rock Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage in a 1950s dress from her shop
 1950s day dress from Dalena Vintage

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DV Field Trip | Wildseed Farms

 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

HOW TO GET THERE FROM AUSTIN

  • Take US-290 W toward Dripping Springs
  • Turn right onto S US Highway 281
  • At Johnson City, turn left onto E Main St. (290)
  • Drive about 23 miles and you'll spot the farm on right!

WHAT TO SEE NEARBY

  • Definitely take the time to travel to Albert Dance Hall. It's a little off the beaten path but well worth the extra mileage! A Texas Dance Hall with an outdoor restaurant and bar next door, beer garden style!
  • Visit the LBJ Ranch. Even if you don't have time to tour the Texas White House, I would recommend at least driving through the grounds. It's an easy going drive with slight rolling hills filled with scenic views of the Pedernales River.

WHERE TO EAT ALONG THE WAY

  • The Hill Country Cupboard has been a stopping place on drives I've taken out to Big Bend, Colorado and Fredericksburg for years. They boast a mighty fine chicken fried steak but forewarning for all you veggie lovers, the vegetarian selection is quite limited.
  • There is actually a restaurant right on the premises of Wildseed Farms called the Brewbonnet Biergarten. I've never tried it but they serve up snacks and small plates with a variety of wines and beer. 
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

All Photos by Nicole Mlakar

DV Field Trips is a mini series featuring the places I explore around Texas, both as part of the DV vintage hunt and for my own personal pleasure. While I'm hoping it'll be a place where folks can get inspired to get out and explore this great state, it's mostly just an outlet for me to share my passion for history, travel and small town Texas. Follow along here or if you're on Instagram travel with us by searching #DVFieldTrip. Is there a place in Texas you love or would like to know more about? Send us an email - we're always looking for places to explore! In the meantime, enjoy!

DV Field Trip | Florence, Texas

 Leslie of Dalena Vintage exploring a small farm in central Texas.
 Baby goats are the cutest! This little guy is just days old.
 Exploring Texas backroads on a DV Field Trip.
 Baby goats, just days old, on a small farm in central Texas.
 A miniture pony on a small farm in central Texas.

WHERE TO EAT ALONG THE WAY

  • Chunky Cow Cafe and Creamery is a yummy place to grab a bit on Main Street. I had the Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich which was delicious but according to my friend there's not a bad item on the menu!
  • Andice General Store located in yup, you guessed it, Andice, claims to fix the world's best burger. Although I can't tell you personally, I have heard from friends they're pretty darn tasty.
 Leslie of Dalena Vintage out on a DV Field Trip exploring central Texas.
 Fresh eggs on a small farm in central Texas.
 Swirl head on a baby goat! 
 Polish chicken on a small farm in central Texas.

DV Field Trips is a mini series featuring the places I explore around Texas, both as part of the DV vintage hunt and for my own personal pleasure. While I'm hoping it'll be a place where folks can get inspired to get out and explore this great state, it's mostly just an outlet for me to share my passion for history, travel and small town Texas. Follow along here or if you're on Instagram travel with us by searching #DVFieldTrip. Is there a place in Texas you love or would like to know more about? Send us an email - we're always looking for places to explore! In the meantime, enjoy!