I hope you’ve had breakfast because this post might make you hungry. Or it might make you want dinosaurs. Hard to say.
Really, there is a town called Oatmeal in Texas Hill Country.
No, I don’t know why they named the town after a breakfast cereal. It’s not like they grow oatmeal in the area.
Guess what they have there? Nope, it’s not oats, but nice try.
It’s a giant oatmeal box. Yes, I said *box. And it’s empty, so you’re still wrong about there being oats in Oatmeal.
Although, once a year they do have… Want to take another guess? Sure you do!
Yup, they have an annual Oatmeal Festival Labor Day weekend. Ok, so you’re right one weekend a year.
Even though the sign (and Google Maps) clearly consider this area Oatmeal, the festival folks say it’s in nearby Bertram.
I’m going to use that as a segue to another item in Bertram: A giant dinosaur skeleton. Smooth transition, I know.
The car parts dinosaur, by Garrett Wilkinson, was last spotted in front of the Central Feed Store on highway 29 in Bertram, Texas.
Of course, the dinosaur has a name, too. Her name is Lizzie. (It seems all of these statues have female names.)
*The oatmeal box might be a water tower painted to look like a box. Clever.