DID I MENTION I WENT TO COLORADO?...

Sep 15, 2014 by

Yesterday, we had our first “cool spell” (And real briefly, may I just congratulate all of you Texans who have survived another Texas summer!)  It was a welcome relief and really was a “snap”.  It got down to 59 degrees here and that’s quite a change from the high nineties coupled with that horrible humidity.  But anyway, it reminded me of our quick little trip over Labor Day weekend to see our friends in Colorado Springs.  Since we took Mitch, the dog, this trip had to be a little more planned and coordinated.  Dennis leased a huge Suburban which I thought we’d never fill—-wrong.  By the time we put two sets of golf clubs, clothes, dog stuff, and picnic food we had the whole back end filled.   Because he had business in El...

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LET’S GO TO LUCKENBACH, TEXAS...

Aug 3, 2014 by

You know the rest—-with Waylon and Willlllllll-ly and the boys.  O, come on, you know you know it!  That successful life we’re livin’ …yatta yatta yatta.  Well, we did go back—yesterday.  It had been ages since I had been to the place where “everybody is somebody”.  And boy, oh boy, has Luckenbach changed since my first visit in the seventies.  Not to mention, how much it has changed since it’s very beginning back in the mid 1800’s. Now, instead of circling the wagons to protect against Comanche Indians, they circle food trucks from Austin.  Take yesterday, some of Austin’s best movable feast vehicles moseyd on over and along with several Texas Hill Country Wineries displayed their treats and eats.  From lobster rolls to cupcakes and of course, bar-b-que!  After all, it is Texas.  To...

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Jul 23, 2014 by

I think we’re over the jet lag from our Switzerland trip.  No more waking up at three effing thirty in the morning, wide awake.  And thank goodness, I’ve just about stopped craving croissants.  (That twelve step program really works.)  I’m rethinking that last raclette and now understand the reasoning behind Muesli every morning (it makes the trains run on time, if you catch my drift ).  I’ve sifted through the pictures and entered detailed information in the designated spots so in ten years, I will remember the beautiful little town that had those gorgeous flowers (it was Yvoir, France).  The laundry is caught up and my dog is now speaking to me, again.  He even acts like he likes me and I’ve been forgiven of abandoning him.  I’m resuming extracurricular activities.  Today, I took a...

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LIFE AFTER PARADISE

Jul 19, 2014 by

I’m having a really hard time writing this post.  It’s supposed to be about my holiday in Switzerland and on one hand I want to show you every stinkin’ single solitary one of the hundreds of pictures we took.   And believe me, between 4 people, there are a lot of pictures.  But, then on the other hand, it was such a wonderful trip I’m having a tinge of selfishness and don’t want to share.  I want to “hold them close to my heart”.  So for now, here is my compromise. I’m doing it in installments.  I can only let go a little at a time.  Here are some Kodak moments of our arrival and the first few days in paradise.   BTW, these aren’t necessarily the best composition pictures—there just the ones that...

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DARLIN….....

Jun 21, 2014 by

Tonight, Dennis and I will be celebrating a 40th anniversary.  No, no-not ours, silly.  It’s the 40th anniversary of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.  And guess where we will be having our little dinner?  In THE house where the legendary movie was filmed!  It all started when I happened to mention to my friend, Janey, that I had read that the movie anniversary was coming up and wouldn’t it be a hoot to go to Kingsland (Texas, of course) and have dinner in the house where the 1973 movie was filmed?  Perrr-Fect!  I must explain, the house was not located in Kingland at the time of filming.  It was moved from Round Rock to the little town on Lake LBJ.  But, here’s the coincidence—Janey says, “Well, you know, I went to school with the author.”...

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SMALL TOWN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

Jun 16, 2014 by

Howl at the moon, shoot out the lights—–so says Hal Ketchum about small towns on Saturday nights.  When you live in the Texas hill country, especially in a resort area, any night can be a Saturday night.  Marble Falls is about forty some odd miles from Austin—but it was very noticeable a few nights ago that the distance is getting shorter and shorter.  For instance, last week, Gary P. Nunn played at the Uptown Theatre, Ray Benson (as in Asleep At The Wheel) played at A.J.’s,  and The R Bar and Mr. B’s also had live music.  And sweetie, this was just in the downtown area!  Doc’s, just a few blocks up Main Street had live music.  And, just a couple of miles west of town, On The Rocks had Jo Hell playing.  And...

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