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Veteran’s Day 2012 – 9 Restaurant Special Offers

  Some national restaurants are again offering specials for Veterans this year.  The following is from an online news story and  I wanted to pass it along for anyone that may not have seen it.    Each restaurant name is a link so you can go directly to their page to read about their offer.  If you know of someone that […]

Christmas at Fort Parker

There is always so much to cram into December . . . what with Christmas to get ready for – baking, shopping, gifts, and lots of activities.  And it seems to me there are always lots of outside events taking place around the holidays – if you have the time to enjoy them. One event that […]

Babie the ‘Czech’ Labrador

What do Babie – Skunk Eggs and the Beer Barrel Polka all have in common?  They were all at the Czech Fest this Saturday in West, Texas.  Had a great time!  Went with my cousins – Nancy, Joe and their grandson Jace. We started out early and spent the day. There were lots of traditional […]


We ended up going to the Port Aransas Sand Fest with my brother-in-law and his lovely wife over the weekend.  The weather was very ‘iffy’ when we left but by Sunday it was blue skies and sea breezes.  Just in time for the judging.  If your idea of a sand castle is a couple of […]

Quick Get-aways – Antiques, Wildflowers & Tractors

I’ve always thought that April and October had the best weather for being outdoors here in Texas and this April is no exception.  David and I totally enjoyed our trip to the Round Top Antiques Fair a couple of weeks ago and are always looking for a get-away we can see in a day.  However, finding interesting events is not always […]