Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Texas holiday behind us


Tommie Sue planned a wonderful Christmas week in Texas with fine seats in the magnificent Majestic Theatre to see the original Tuna Christmas. We laughed until we thought our sides would burst! It was a picture perfect day, sunny and seventy or so and we had a Mexican brunch then walked the Mercado….

…and strolled along the River Walk as twilight fell….


to view the lovely yuletime lights. Indeed, we had to stop for dessert at one of the cafes along the walk….

IMG_5790…more yummy treats!

Then we strolled to the see the Alamo in Christmas dress…


…and the Cinderella-esque carriages frequenting the square.


TS hosted a nice traditional Christmas dinner on Christmas day…it was a wonderful day, but I did miss the kids. Tiff requested her reservations for next year already and we made a date!! I’m pretty sure it won’t be in Texas…but Rio would be nice too! :)

Later in the week, we trekked to Llano, Texas to Coopers BarBQue, with Ken and Jan Tilton and Jo and Pete Peters and few other Spring Branch folks.

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Now, THIS is a barbque place! Bob had one of those two pound pork chops…it was fabulous!! They smoke EVERYTHING…brisket, sirloin, pork, chicken, sausage and even goat!! After stuffing ourselves with smoked meat, we had to stop at the Bluebonnet Café in Marble Falls for Pie Happy Hour. I’ve heard about this place for several years and it was everything we'd hoped it would be…every kind of pie you can imagine…I had german chocolate and banana crème (1/2 of each!)…delicious!! A few more fun memories were made!!

And we had a lovely lunch with Paul & Mary and Sandy & John in Boerne before we left Spring Branch.IMG_5863IMG_5864

It was fun sharing laughs and conversation and we’ll see them before long down the road a ways, I’m sure.

So, the holiday season is over and the new year is here…West to Benson, Arizona is where we’ll be for a little while!!

Hugs to everyone!