March 10, 2007 – Spring Getaway for Mark and Linda

Today Linda and I left for a mini-vacation to the Texas Hill Country. We were supposed to arrive in San Antonio early afternoon, but due to mechanical troubles with the plane coming into Des Moines, we missed our connecting flight and were stuck in Memphis for 6 hours until the next flight. So a half-day exploring the hill country was instead spent in the Memphis airport. Â  We arrived at the bed and breakfast at about 11:00.  There were good directions – turn right at the orchard sign, go .7 miles, then .3 miles, cross over two cattle grates then press the button on the solar powered entrance to get in.

Here’s a picture from another day. We have the whole place to our own.

It’s an old homesteader’s home, with 16 inch thick limestone walls.  It has a kitchen, living room and bathroom downstairs and bedroom upstairs – very cozy.

Here’s the view out of the back porch – out in the middle of ranch country.

one year ago…