We took the kids out early on Friday to beat the holiday rush. I stopped by HEB (wishing and hoping every day we had one of those nice big HEBs in our town) and bought a few essentials, including frozen pizza and grapes for dinner, and we headed to the lease. We're pretty much in the middle of no where out there...no cell phone service, no wifi, no TV, it's pretty much bliss! We have to drive up to the top of a hill if we want to use the phone...pretty cool.
|Counting down as the sun drops further and further...|
On the way out Friday, we called some friends who live pretty nearby to where we were headed and asked if they would like to join the weekend fun. To our delight, they did! Saturday, we all headed to the Chisolm Trail Winery and stomped some grapes! Never had a sensation quite like that on the bottoms of my feet before. We all shared one of the fire oven pizzas before heading over to the annual Doss Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry. That is one operation of which I am in complete awe. There are probably over 3,000 in attendance, not including the 150 or so volunteers! Holy cow! Kelvin asked one of the ladies helping us how she got to volunteer. She said her parents used to own a busniness in the area and knew the volunteer coordinator, so that's how she got to volunteer. She considered it an honor to be there helping. What an outlook! It was yummy, per normal. I loved watching the babies and kiddos get their groove on to the oompah of the two person German band. Nothing quite as cute as a one and two year old dancing...love!
Sunday we woke up and headed into town to meet our friends for breakfast and a swim before they headed home. We ate at the Old German Bakery on main street in Fredericksburg. It was packed! The food was great, as was the conversation and company. The weather was beautiful Sunday morning, and the kids had a ball swimming in the hotel pool. Did you love the hotel pool when you were little like I did? Hours of fun!
|A beautiful eagle carved out of an old tree. Luke loves it!|
The rest of the day Sunday was spent enjoying a cool drink and ultimate nachos on the patio of another great restaurant on Main Street, visiting with a couple of Kelvin's uncles, and driving around the lease taking in the beautiful country.
Sunday night wasn't all that great for Kelvin. He was in pretty bad shape until mid morning yesterday. We headed home for what seemed like the longest drive ever because of the detours everyone was having to take to dodge the wildfires. Texas has not seen a drought like this in decades. It is so dry...dangerously so. Please say a prayer for those who have lost their homes and for the families who have lost a loved one in the fires. God bless the firefighters!
So, here I am at home, with stomach cramps and frequent trips to the bathroom. It's good to be still sometimes. I just wish it were under different circumstances. Hope you have a beautiful week.