Sunday, April 05, 2009

Road trip and retreat

Here's where we spent the weekend: in a luxurious cabin at a dog-friendly B & B that's fifteen miles from downtown Hip City, but a world away. Phones, TV, and wi-fi were all turned off.

We roamed acres of woods that opened onto a bright meadow where even old cattle dogs (and their people) can run free.

We sat in the swing on our screened porch watching birds that we seldom see in our area of the state, waded in the creek (well, Amie did), drove through miles of rolling hills and bluebonnets to visit dog-friendly wineries, ate sumptuous breakfasts prepared with local eggs and meats, and in the evening we grilled squash with locally pastured pork chops, right behind our cabin.
Everybody slept well.
We had to stop at a sporting goods store to buy a second cooler for all of the meat and wine we brought home! Now I'm already planning our return....


Stratoz said...

sounds like a great trip. and congrats on the new minister

DogBlogger said...

Oh, wow... what lovely pictures of a lovely trip!

See you soon.

mid-life rookie said...

I want to hear about this place when I see you in a week and a half!

zorra said...

I'll bring flyers!