Dripping Springs dubs itself "The Gateway to the Hill Country". It's a predominantly agricultural community but, over the last dozen years, has seen ongoing explosive growth as a dormitory for Austin which lies about 20 miles to the east. This leads to a great mixture of businesses on Mercer Street ranging from Rippy's Feed Store (more of which later) to a collection of tourist antique and gift shops, a dance hall, The Barber Shop pub, Hudson's pub and live music venue, a high-end guitar dealer and a construction equipment rental lot.
My final stop was just before reaching home. One of the neighbors is in the process of building this rather cool log cabin so I used my final two exposures to record the progress.