SAN ANTONIO CON AMIGOS

Jul 29, 2018 by

    When it’s 105 degrees (and above), you’re pretty selective on what activities you do and none of them include getting outside.    So, yesterday was a great day to meet friends in San Antonio and see the latest rotating collection at the San Antonio Museum of Art.  It had been years since I’d been and I had forgotten what an impressive contribution to the arts the museum has made.  The particular exhibit we were seeing that day was SPAIN 500 YEARS OF SPANISH PAINTING FROM THE MUSEUMS OF MADRID.  San Antonio was the only city in the United States to be selected for the showing of works by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Sorolla, Picasso and more.  I was especially looking forward to hearing artsy comments from my friend, Cheryl, who is getting...

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WHEN MY HAPPY GAGE IS FULL

Jul 13, 2018 by

    I’ve started saying “My heart is in the hill country, but my soul is in West Texas”.  After any West Texas trip, I feel I leave a little piece of me out there.  It’s just a magical, mystical part of the world.  From what I’ve seen, you either really, really like it or………..you don’t.  There’s no in between.  To be clear, I’m talking about the Big Bend, big sky part of West Texas and all the roads that lead to it.  It’s not a cushy part of the state, no mam.  It’s tuff and ruff.  That’s why The Gage Hotel is such an anomaly being set right smack dab in the middle—right in downtown Marathon……. little spot in the road Marathon.  It’s certainly not on the beaten path—ya gotta want it.  I...

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I’M WITH YOU THERE… IN SPIRIT(S)...

Jul 6, 2018 by

  Since Denny had business in El Paso, we decided to take a West Texas road trip—Yes, I do get out of the Texas Hill Country every once and awhile.  It just so happened, we could time it to coincide with the Garrison Brothers fundraiser for Balmorhea at The Gage Hotel in Marathon.  The event was touted as one in a series of progressive pool parties at Texas’ most legendary hotels to raise money for the beautification and preservation of Balmorhea State Park—a place where I have fond memories from my youth.  In the sixties, my older sister needed a special college credit and it just so happened that course was offered at Sul Ross College (now University).  So, my Mother rented a house in Alpine for one glorious summer during which we ventured...

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