City Sister visited her Country Sister today!!!
We had so much fun!!
I'm using the Selfie Stick Deanie gave me!
I kept trying to get the cows in the picture!
I have my photos out of sequence so now we go back to Berger's Cream.....
to get our hamburgers, curly fries, tater tots and fried okra!
This is a real down home kind of place and I am here to tell you that they DO not take credit cards!!
I had already put in our order before I discovered this. The lady told me I could get $ at the Dollar Store. You know, Cash Back when you make a purchase. I bought a case of water. Except you need a PIN # to get cash and I don't do debit cards. So I went BACK to the burger lady and asked if she could take a check. Sorry, no. I explained my sister was on her way to meet us and that SHE had $ but I hated for her to have to buy our lunch! I assured her I DID want the food and we would get the $. I then went to the grocery store where they said I could give them a check and get $25 back. I bought a 25 pound bag of kitty litter AND got the $$!!!
*Note to self*
Take some CASH when you visit Small Town, USA!!!
We met Deanie at the Dollar Store in Mart and she rode with us in the big white truck back to the ranch. Those country roads are pretty rough!
We took our lunch back to the camper to eat and then sat around visiting for awhile.
We left the guys to talk and I took Deanie around to show her some of m y favorite spots!
No, we didn't ride the bikes! Just posed with them!!! Hahaha!
The peacock was a surprise. I'm sure she wasn't expected to see one in the chicken coop!
I took her down to the meadow and then up to the big tank.
On our way there, I noticed this beautiful cardinal trapped in an unused chicken coop. He had flown in and couldn't find his was out again. AFTER I took his picture, I opened the door and he flew the coop!
These steps lead up to the tank.....now.
I wonder where these steps used to lead?
The tank was exceptionally pretty today.
The fish were practically jumping up out of the water to get the fish food!
We were like a couple of little girls playing together today.
All too soon it was time for her to go!
She was heading down to Austin to see her grandchildren but had stopped to visit us on the way!
That was so nice of her!! I'm glad I got to show her this place and our cozy camper.
She and I message each other nearly every morning and we send photos but I'm glad she got to see it in person.
We lingered in town for a few minutes and I browsed Virginia's Vintage Flea Market.
I found a Coldwater Creek top as well as a white tee with a little gold bling on it and the two books.
It's amazing how many things this small town has!!
I got out my art supplies and started working on the pet portrait for my brother's birthday later this month while I still had some daylight!
I always feel a little bit of excitement when I start out with a blank canvas!
This is Pepper Jack, Lonnie and Michele's black lab.
Louis Dean rigged some light up for me so I could finish basing the canvas.
In the morning I will work on adding in the details.
The coyotes start howling as soon as it gets dark!
You can't see much but you can sure HEAR them!!
This morning before we left for Mart, I put on a crock pot of pinto beans.
The camper was smelling so good by the time we got back!
Dean came down and grilled up some pork loin slices while I made cornbread.
This is Louis Dean's plate and his cornbread is under those beans and topped with some fresh sliced onion. Dean also heated up a can of hominy with some butter as a side dish. I ate one spoonful and it was NOT like the hominy I remember eating when I was a little girl. Still, I only ate ONE spoonful!
So this is how we are ending our Thursday night here in the camper.
I'm blogging and we are watching the 6th DVD of Season Two of LOST.
We are coming to the end of our stay here at the ranch.
I've done all the things I was longing to do and I am just now beginning to think about going home.