Okay my dear friends, although I've been back home for almost a week now, "we "are still traveling through the Hill Country of Texas!
I didn't lie to you when I told you that the bluebonnets were in bloom and the Texas fields were alive, did I? :)
And just in case you were wondering why the nose of my Suburban is stuck in the corner of this photo above, I always ALWAYS love to put a piece of my vehicle in at least one of the photos...especially on a road trip. Why? (I'm so glad you asked...) So that when years and years and years pass, my grand children and great grand children can look back on these photos as say..."Wow, look at Maw Maw Jo's old car!"
I love looking at my old family photos and admiring the vehicles that they once drove. Cool, huh?
So let's jump back in the Suburban without crushing the bluebonnets and let's get on our way again!!!!
I sure am glad that you and I split the cost of gas on this trip. Those Texas hills are NOT good on my gas mileage...I think I only got like 4 miles to the gallon. I decided to stop here to fill'er up...
but they were closed. Not for good though. Can you believe they open up at 5 pm? I guess that's when this lazy little town comes alive.
I think I would enjoy sitting in that chair on the porch in the shade and watching the cars go by. I'd even enjoy chatting with the locals as they would come in to buy milk and eggs and inquire what they are fixing for dinner. Oh...if only that chair could talk. Can you imagine the people who have walked though those old doors?
And speaking of old doors...what about these?
This area is full of old beauty. Do you know how many times I had to pull over, stop the Suburban, get out on the shoulder of the road and snap a photo? Some of these shots were down right dangerous as I didn't know what was coming up over those hills. 9 times out of 10, it was a U-haul truck as I've never seen so many big-time shoppers in one place in all my life!
Can you imagine reading the morning news with the headline reading "Crazy Cajun from Louisiana gets run over by a Texas U-Haul Semi trucker" ;)
So the heck with finding gas...I needed a drink to calm my nerves! There wasn't any shortage of saloons and taverns...wooo hooo!! ;)
Just kidding as I don't drink and drive...ya'll know that's how I roll!!! ;)
I'm driving here.
You wanna what?
Oh, okay then...no problem!
I thought you wanted to go shopping!??!
ooooooh...like "side street tent shopping"...I understand now!!!!!!
This little guy below said that we could just park and walk for miles and miles and when we get hungry, we need to be sure and come back to him for a visit! He's got a great Texas size menu!!!
Anything you're looking for in particular?
As long as it fits in the Suburban it's fine with me.
I would have loved to take home most of Mindy's displays...especially that old tin trough. Hmmm....I wonder if all of my velvet ribbon could fit in there???? ;)
And I love this old chippy sink and cabinet found in Debbie's tent.
Oh! And don't forget to look up 'cause you never know what you'll see hanging from the trees!!!!
Now, hasn't this been a fun shopping road trip so far? I think so if I do say so myself...I had soooo much fun.
I had so much fun that I think we should all come back in the Fall. What do you think?
If Warrenton/Round Top is this pretty in the Spring, can you imagine how beautiful it would be in the Fall, dressed with pumpkins and hay and crispy golden leaves???? :))))
I say we mark it on our calendars for another Texas Hill Country road trip this Fall. Do you think we should reserve a U-haul????
Just asking because you know I want everything I see to be...
Or does anyone have one of these we can borrow for the week??? You know, an Airstream or a cute little pink Chief???
Ya know, I guess the Holiday Inn Express will be just fine but this is the reason I like to stay by myself...
I require BOTH beds for all of my stuff and I sleep in one little section of the bed, along with my lap top and iPhone. I am messy and I love to have my things strewn all over the room...only because I don't have to clean it when I leave.
So have you changed your mind on coming back to Round Top with me in the Fall? ;)
Take a load off and think about it for a while...
We have plenty time to decide!!!! :)
Karen, if you are reading this, I'm apologizing in advance for when we room together in Savannah...I hope you can hang with me and I hope you still love me when we get home!!!! ;) (I can't wait!)
Oh, and if you are wondering what all that mess was on the left bed, it was some of the supplies that I brought to make my blog banner for the Blog Party hosted by Theresa of Garden Antiques Vintage. I stayed up until almost 4 in the morning making mine. This is what I had to work with...
and with a little paper and material...
and a little lace, velvet, and metal...
This is what I came up with...
This was a fun-fun all-nighter, all alone in my hotel room...only to lose to this beautiful masterpiece by Theresa of Time Worn Interiors. When she said she was going to win from the beginning, she wasn't lying!!!!! She really won!!!! I was so jealous because she won one a beautiful handmade bag made by Robelyn...I'm just totally jealous...(squinty eyes)
Here are some of the gals with their pretty blog namesakes...
I had the honor of meeting Shelley and she is just such a sweetie! She came up to me and introduced herself...I could have died when she did...she was on my list of friends to meet! Wow!!!
And...I was tickled pink to see Carol again!!!! She was my "hooptie" side kick during a class at Silver Bella...she's such a crazy girl. She was busy being photographer for Where Women Create!! Wow!! So doesn't that make me famous through association? haha By the way...for all those of you who are wondering how Carol is looking since she started her diet here and here...you can tell her that you heard it here...SHE'S LOOKING HOT!
Go Carol! She's such an inspiration!!!!
I didn't get a chance to visit with Theresa or Theresa...they seemed to be busy. I did get a chance to introduce myself but there was no time to chat. I guess that's all part of the rolls they played in being a vendor and providing us with all of this fun. Maybe next time!
Wow this was fun and I hope you enjoyed your trip too!!!!!
I have ONE more place to show you before "we" leave Texas ~ stay tuned.
Hint: it's full of dead people's stuff and it's probably not what you're thinking!!!
Easter Blessings to you all!!!!!