There’s nothing like some time in the country to put the world back on its axis, is there? I really hadn’t thought much about needing a bit of relax time today until I passed the city limit sign of Dublin, Texas on a return trip. And in that moment I decided to take my own advice, slow down, and enjoy a few of the things that this small Texas town has to offer…and there are many if one only knows how to find them.
Dublin, Texas…where stately old homes such as this abound. Visitors to Dublin will find that they cannot keep from relaxing, surrounded by these beautiful homes from days gone by, homes that have stood the test of time…and survived every storm thrown against them. Of course, the feeling that Andy, Aunt Bea, and Opie are watching from behind a lace curtain is one that never quite goes away.
Dublin, Texas…where roots are long and deep. There is a feeling of stability in our smaller Texas towns, and Dublin is no exception. Its parks are not perfectly manicured, nor will they ever be.
Instead, they quietly pay homage to those who came before, daring to tell the rest of the world just who they are and what they stand for, their self-worth and confidence established long ago and unshaken by today’s troubled times. Visitors who take the time to walk their grounds just might come to discover that the world is, in fact, still upright and firmly secure on its axis.
Dublin, Texas…where businesses still fly the flag of the hometown football team and provide gathering places for the locals to congregate and cuss and discuss all that is Friday Night Lights in Texas.
Dublin, Texas…where even the local bank, standing quietly unassuming on a nondescript street corner, emotes security and stability because it too has stood and withstood the tests of time. Dublin National Bank has seen wars and rumors of wars. It has survived flood, drought, and the Great Depression. Today, the bank stands stronger than ever in its financial responsibility to the town of Dublin, and visitors can take that to the bank!
Yes, there truly is nothing like a day in the country to put the world back on its axis.