Smithville, located between Houston and Austin; San Antonio and College Station, sits among the giant pecan trees that line the Colorado River. About 4,000 folks call Smithville home. Homes are majestic and ranches surround the community. Everyone knows your name. Even if they don’t, they’ll wave at you and make you feel welcome.

The Smithville Jamboree is an annual event to celebrate spring and life and fun. Sit on the sidewalk and watch the parade. Shop for antiques. Visit the Railroad Museum. Go see Smitty, the gingerbread pan that put Smithville in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006.  Ride the rides on the Midway and indulge in a funnel cake. I tried to eat the whole cake all by myself. All that sugar was so good, but…oh, I was so sick!!

Don’t take my word for it. Visit Smithville and fall in love.