The Baked Bear in Georgetown

If you like ice cream and cookies (and who doesn’t?), you need to visit The Baked Bear on Georgetown Square!

 

 

They offer made to order ice cream sandwiches with freshly baked cookies, and the creamiest, most delectable ice cream! And when I say made to order, I mean you select the cookies (chocolate chip on top, gooey cake cookie on bottom for the win!), you pick the ice cream, and you can even have the whole thing rolled in extra toppings!

 

…and they are HUGE!!

…and I do mean HUGE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re not up to that much, you can order a serving of one cookie (ask for it warm. You can thank me later), with a heaping scoop of ice cream in a cup.

It’s like a little cup of being a kid again!

It’s still a very generous serving, I promise you…and worth every decadent bite.

These were for sharing, I swear!

If all that isn’t enough, you can get JUST cookies! I say “just” in the nicest way possible, because they are the yummiest monster sized cookies!

There are vegan, and gluten free options as well! So there is a little something for everyone!

And they offer excellent life lessons, like this!

The Baked Bear is located at 109 East 7th Street in Georgetown.

 

History Etched In Stone

Every town has a history, and at this time of year, I thought it fitting to explore a little history in the form of visiting a very old cemetery in Round Rock

The Round Rock Cemetery, also known as the Old Sam Bass Cemetery, was established in the early 1850’s and is the resting place for many old pioneers, bandits, heroes, and of course, children. In fact, the first resident of the Round Rock Cemetery is said to be a young girl around age 11.

 

A quick look around, especially on a cool, cloudy day, ensures you this is a peaceful place. The stillness almost invites to listen to the whispers of the dead as they tell their stories etched in stone. Some are quite readable, while some stones are deeply worn.

            

This is the resting place of  A.W. Grimes, a local lawman killed in a shootout in downtown Round Rock in 1878. It’s also the eternal home of Sam Bass, the outlaw responsible for the death of Grimes, and who also died as a result of that shoot out. You’ll probably recognize both of those names from the roads named after them.

        

Being a very old place, there are signs of disrepair, but there are also efforts to bring things back. And it isn’t unusual to see a new grave among the old. Out of respect, the new grave sites will be left out of this blog.

     

     

Walking through history like this is a humbling, yet peaceful experience. Although as peaceful as it in the light of day, I really would not want to be here at night.

Round Rock Cemetery is located on Sam Bass Road, just west of Chisholm Trail.

 

 

Great Coffee in Georgetown

Surprise! Guess what’s nestled inside the Georgetown Public Library? It’s the Red Poppy Coffee Co. Fun, Unique, Yummy, Gotta Go!

On a pretty day, enjoy your banana peach smoothie or gourmet organic coffee sitting near the bubbling fountain and happy flowers.


Hungry? Lisa will whip up Dewey Decimal Deli Sandwich, or maybe you’d rather devour a Novel Pimento Cheese Sandwich Plate.

My favorite?
Iced Decaf Americana made with soy, light ice, add Stevia….and books!