Just a short 30-minute drive from Stonehenge II, and the Giant Stone Heads in Ingram, Texas is Bandera. Some of you may remember my post Braless in Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of The World (sorry guys, it’s not what some of you may be hoping for – at least not in my case).
In addition to the apparently many braless ladies in Bandera, there is a museum. Ah, but you know me so well! I wouldn’t tell you all about just any museum. No, no, I only tell you all about the weird, the wacky, and the wonderful! This museum is a combination of both weird and wacky. So much so, I will have to tell you about it in two, maybe three, posts.
It’s All In Your Shrunken Head
It would seem the Ingram-Bandera area has a thing for heads. Today I bring you a two-headed goat, and a couple shrunken heads, one of which is human. (If you’re squeamish you might want to read something else, like Cat-butt-tongue water or watch the bull castration video I made on a Texas ranch. On second thought, if you’re squeamish you probably stopped reading this blog a long time ago. Ok, never mind.)
I’d been in Bandera a couple times before I realized the sedately named Frontier Times Museum was a welcome journey into the weird and the wacky. Oh sure, they have some old frontiery stuff there, but really, do I care about that? Not so much.
Then someone told me about the “Two-headed Things Museum” in Bandera. ‘Two-headed things’?? My people!! Where is this? How could I have missed this? Ah, yes. I judged that
book museum by its cover title.
First thing I asked when I walked in, “You have two-headed things here, right?” In my head, “Because I’m not staying if you don’t.”
The docent gave a slight smile as if she was thinking, “Oh, joy. Here’s another one. I wish we had a sign so I could stop answering this question sixteen times a day.”
Me, after she nodded, “Where are they?”
She kindly pointed to one two-headed thing, and then said there was another two-headed rodent – somewhere in the museum. She also pointed out some shrunken heads. Holy Shrunken Grapes, Batman!
Are Two Heads Better Than One?
Without further ado, the two-headed goat…
Your Head Was Getting Too Big Anyway
Thank goodness shrunken heads seem to be extremely rare. This is the first I’ve seen in Texas. Come to think of it, it’s the first shrunken head I ever seen. I’m good with that. These were kind of creepy, and a bit sad.
I’ll tell you, I looked ALL OVER that very crowded (with stuff, not people) museum looking for that two-headed rodent. No where, NO WHERE is it in that museum. Alas, I think hunting for the elusive two-headed rodent was a ruse to get me to look at the rest of the stuff.
This is just one of many rooms full of awesome wackiness so there will be another post or two to follow. There is A LOT of stuff in there.
Can’t wait? Want to look for the elusive two-headed rodent yourself? Visit the Frontier Times Museum at 510 13th St., in Bandera, Texas.