The Texas Hill Country is so beautiful, and especially in the springtime when the wildflowers are blooming everywhere! The photo doesn't even capture all the beauty of the area. My friend, Joyce and I went to visit our friend, Laura, who moved from her McKinney, TX home, to the Texas Hill Country, into their renovated lake house, that had belonged to Laura's parents.
Ben and Laura were our outstanding hosts. We felt like we were in a fabulous B&B, and so spoiled.
This is their back deck where we ate most of our meals. You can see that they have a wonderful water view, and where they launch their canoe and kayaks.
Deer are everywhere in the Hill Country, and this fella showed up at our breakfast!! You can see from the photo above that the deer had already gotten to their potted delphinium!!
Here we are canoeing in the evening and enjoying a peaceful time together right behind their house.
Another friend, Mary Jo, who sold her home in McKinney, TX, and is in a home right down the road from Laura, joined us on our daily adventures.
We hiked in Enchanted Rock State Park, and stopped to view the wildflowers.
Yes, I hiked the pink granite on the Enchanted Rock trail!
I couldn't help but take a picture of this truck which was outside a gift shop in Marble Falls.
We also hiked in Inks Lake State Park, and stopped to cool our toes at the Devil's Waterhole. While at this spot, two ladies came and started playing their flutes. It was our own private concert!
On our way home, Joyce and I stopped at the Storiebook Cafe, in Glen Rose, TX, and oh my, was it the cutest cafe ever!! There were books everywhere, and besides the cafe area, there were meeting rooms for groups to use.
Here's my fabulous lunch of Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, homemade pickles, and a chicken salad on croissant, with peach iced tea.
Another room had oodles and oodles of teapots that have been donated. This was a collection of just some of them. I can't wait to go back and visit our friends again.
I would like to share a quote from the Dallas Morning News on the subject of Memorial Day, written by Mike Tharp: "Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is America's Day of the Dead. It honors those who have died in military service." Thank you to all who have fought for our freedom.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: