Rippy Ranch Supply

Rippy Ranch Supply   Dripping Springs Texas

The last morning of my Texas NxNW trip was spent shooting some of Dave Wilsons stomping grounds, Dripping Springs. Dripping Springs is a small little town in the Texas Hill Country with some great character. One of the iconic places on W Mercer street is Rippy Ranch Supply. Everything was great about this building from the inside out, including the people we met. This is the Rippy storefront, a nice place to grab a seat, kick back and tell some stories. 

Wandering around Rippy we came across Alfred, he had a crate in the back of his pickup truck with some new puppies inside that he was finding new homes for, one actually went to a new owner while we were there. We asked Alfred if he minded if we took his photo, and of course, he did not mind, that good old Texas hospitality once again. One of my favorites of the day.

I captured another shot of Alfred and another buddy, a Rippy employee at the front door of the store.

A great morning in dripping Springs finished off by a great lunch at the Mazama Coffee Company before heading out to Hamilton Pool.

Thanks for stopping!

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  1. Dave Wilson April 26, 2017 at 9:56 AM #

    Dang – you need to stop posting these! I had a couple of shots of the guys at Rippy’s queued up to post but yours are so much better I’ll have to delay them for a few months until people forget how good your ones were 😉
    Dave Wilson recently posted..Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha

  2. Jim Denham April 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM #

    Man, great portraits of the guys in Dripping Springs! really well done Wiz!

  3. Laura Rippy April 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM #

    Some great people have walked through the doors of Rippy’s Ranch Supply.

  4. Evan April 26, 2017 at 6:12 PM #

    Love the shots of the old timers! Classic Texas! Well done!
    Evan recently posted..Texas Capitol Long Exposure

  5. Gail Rippy April 26, 2017 at 6:17 PM #

    Many generations of Rippys have gone through thoses doors. You don’t find Ranch Supply stores like this one any more. Old country charm old country ways. So many memories there.

    • Michael Criswell April 26, 2017 at 6:54 PM #

      Thanks, Gail, this place was amazing to me, being from Ohio, people were wonderful, Dripping Springs and Dave Wilson were amazing, such a great trip

  6. Edith Levy April 26, 2017 at 11:04 PM #

    Great shots particularly the black and whites.
    Edith Levy recently posted..Zurich Bicycle #1

  7. Lelainya Rippy April 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

    My husband’s family’s store … we all hung out there as kids with the Crow family & the rest of the Drippin an … great memories of our home town. Now I just work down the street, back where it all started.

  8. John Hoag April 27, 2017 at 9:56 AM #

    Mike, I am a member of the Photographers of Dripping Springs (PODS). We very much enjoy the company of fellow member, Dave Wilson, especially when he hits town with fellow travellers like yourself. Great images of Drippin’… Who knew we had such character!

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