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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Panhandle Pretties

What a delight to find a "Welcome Vava" sign after a ten hour drive through Texas.  This is my beautiful sister-in-law's beautiful front porch.  Some might wonder why  I "vacay" in the Panhandle of Texas but I've learned it's the PEOPLE not the place.  I'd truly rather be in Dullsville, U.S.A. with fun, upbeat folks over Paris, France with snooty snobs.
When I walked into their kitchen my first morning, I found this darling set up:

THE perfect cup for my morning jo AND a Hedley peach: scrumptious.  All on a silver platter with a linen napkin.  Well, of course!

The prettiest part of the trip were the peeps!
  • Pals still, after 43 years!
  • A long-lost 1st cousin, she with a beautiful heart & soul and her handsome son
  • A Nephew and His Harem
  • Kind neighbors of my hosts
  • Friends of P's.
  • A Cowboy friend who helped a few of us feel like "Stars" while twirling us around.
  • The most loveable hosts around:  G&P!
And then...
  • No traffic.
  • Red wine.
  • Great salads.
  • Coffee and fruits.
  • Lime beer and Cheetos.
  • Stuffed shells and a movie.
  • Grilled burgers by Jeff.
  • And shopping.
  • Dancing and laughing.
  • No traffic.
  • Frank's Chicken Sandwich.
  • Rearranging and fluffing.
  • Fish tacos and margs.
  • Did I say laughing?  And no traffic?
These are a few of my favorite Amarillo.

And I'll take 'em wherever I can get them!  Every time I go there I come home refreshed and thankful for family and friends who put me up AND put up with me! 



Dawn said...

sounds like the perfect getaway!

mary said...

Your sister-in -law is quite the hostess!
fun recap of your visit!
So, I take it you have a lot of traffic where you live.. :(

Emily said...

What else do you need? Life is good, n'est pas?

martha said...

very nice front door welcome...and trip wrapup!
I am sure you packed tons of FUN in!Hope you enjoyed your travel back time too...
HUGS Va!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like such an amazing time... and how sweet is that welcome sign?!


Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Every time I see "Eddie" comments, I scream: ha! And, so sis-in-law is the one that was to come to Round Top with me last year to meet you. I sure hope you & Jaithan make it there at some point!!