Friday, September 4, 2015

Home, Sweet Camper, HOME!!!

Last night when Louis Dean and I went to bed we were still so very tired. 
We had planned to go to the ranch the next morning, but he looked at me and said, "There's nothing to say we can't wait another day and go on Saturday."

However, after a good night's sleep, we were chomping at the bit to 'Get out of Dodge' as LD puts it!!! So within 3 hours of waking up - we were on the road heading SOUTH!


I almost felt GIDDY with joy as we headed down the highway!!


It was simply BEAUTIFUL today in Texas!


We are so blessed! Texas is a WHATABURGER state!!!
And THAT'S what we had for lunch!!


Next stop! Little Czech Bakery for all things APRICOT!!
I will be going into Waco later this week to Collin Street Bakery for their Apricot Pie!!
The best of BOTH worlds!!


On to Waco to the HEB!!!


I loaded up!!!
I was so HAPPY to be in HEB and all that this day means to me that I was smiling as if it was my birthday!!! I must say, when YOU smile so BIG - nearly everyone smiles right BACK!!!


As we turned off to Mart, I took a quick pic of the railroad tracks that have grass growing over them.......looks kind of sad to me.


My handsome husband!!!!


I don't remember the name of the white wild flowers that bloom at the very end of summer but they were all over the countryside! You KNOW fall is approaching when you see them bloom!!!

We stopped at the Dollar Store in Mart before heading out to the ranch and who should we run into but Dean and Sherry!!! They are aka my step son and his wife!


We followed them home by way of the back roads......


and so enjoyed the scenery!


We usually get lost when we try to go this route by ourselves!


It may be this ONE turn that gets us!


I do love this part of Texas!


Can you SEE it???


I can!!! Our HOME, Sweet Camper, HOME!!!


Lucy was so happy to see Dean!!!!


Tonight's sunset in the west.....


and the view to the east.


We are  unloaded and unpacked and I have put out my fall things for the camper.
I lit the special Fall candle Amber and the quads gave me on Wednesday. Amber knew we were coming down here and she knows how much I love 'special' candles! It's a bond we share!

I have had SUCH a wonderful day and the stars are shining so bright out there tonight!!!
Louis Dean is waiting for me to finish this journal entry and I promised him we would sit under the stars together with a glass of wine.

My heart is so full I can barely stand it!
It has been a long time since I have been THIS happy!!!!
I'm going outside now and bask in the glory of God's wonderful creation!!!


14 comments:

Kathy said...

I never realized Texas is so flat until I saw your pictures. Pennsylvania is so hilly in comparison. I am smiling as I read this post thinking of you smiling. So glad you could get away for awhile and spend time on the ranch. And leave it to you to decorate even your camper for fall. Have a fun relaxing time while you are away.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You're so full of energy with your words...it's contagious.

Enjoy each minute you two!!

Susie said...

LInda, Those skies as you are taking the back roads, wow...so beautiful. I love it. I think you know LD is in better health and spirits as are you and this should be a great time...a mini vacation with Dean and Sherry. I bet your sweet happy face made others happy too. Blessings for a glorious time there on the ranch. Love you guys, xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

What a beautiful pictures! Enjoy every little moment of this time!

Sandra said...

the sky, the sky, that beautiful sky in every photo. i do so love a beautiful sky. i can feel your joy and your are blessed with LD who stops along the way. my bob is a point A to point B in the fast amount of time, no stopping until i whine about wetting my pants. have a wonderful time in the country.

Linda said...

I'm happy that you're happy! It's so nice to have special get-away place to go. Enjoy!!!

Caramella said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! Love the pictures and I especially love the burger and fries!! :)

Caramella said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! Love the pictures and I especially love the burger and fries!! :)

Jan said...

Whataburger, Little Czech Bakery, HEB...these are a few of my favorite things too! Enjoy your time in the country!

White Lace and Promises said...

Country roads take me home. I loved going to my granny's in the country, we called it. The old dirt roads make me think of that song and of childhood days.

Vee said...

So glad that you are at the ranch in September. What beautiful skies! Have a good and relaxing time.

Kelly said...

I can feel the excitement in this post! It's fun to see Texas through your camera since I've never been there. It's so flat compared to GA! I always notice that about FL too. The roads here are very curvy and hilly. The roads there are straight and flat. We are going to the lake tomorrow so it will be a nice getaway for us too. I know you are having a blast right now. Enjoy your extended holiday weekend!

Deanna Rabe said...

Beautiful skies! So very happy that you got a trip to the ranch!

Deanna

Penny said...

A great road trip, so glad you are having time in the camper again. Hopefully no RAIN this time!!! X