The young woman is surprised when we order an entire bottle of wine to accompany our dinner, till I tell her our aim is to kill time. It is two hours before the Main Street Concert begins, just beyond the doors of the restaurant. Maybe we should have left our big city ways at home? La […]
After several hours of antiquing, walking and exploring I may expire from the heat on this scorching record-breaking June day in Gonzales. At least the porch of this old southern-mansion-styled home is shaded by the second-floor balcony roof. I look at Michael, “We are ten minutes early. Two empty white rocking chairs are begging for […]
Arriving in Gonzales, investigating the town on foot, the first thing we hear is, “What are the two of you doing out in this heat today?” That is probably the best question of the year. The temperature gauge says 101°F. The heat index is 116. I blame it on serendipity. Gonzales Emporium We walk into […]
Artist - Traveller - Foodie - Avid Hostess - Picnicker - Amateur Chef
Simply put, I love Texas. I have lived almost my entire life in this state. Born and raised in San Antonio, I spent the majority of my adult life in Fort Worth, in addition to ten years—on and off—sailing in and around the Gulf Coast on our 40’ Endeavor, Island Rose. For the past ten years, my husband and I have called Wimberley home—and if I love Texas—I adore the Texas Hill Country.
We have traveled extensively in this state--from deep East to far West, from North to South--and have probably been on more back roads and in more towns than anyone I have encountered. I AM a Texan—through and through!
I’m a foodie. I love to cook. I am a good judge of what is excellent, what is not. We will drive two-and-a-half hours for Saturday lunch; for the journey and the destination. I love picnics and trying out local wineries. Food and wine pairings draw me like a magnet. And music—all kinds. Concerts are on the menu at our house every year, be they concerts in a house, in a park, in a barn, in an auditorium or at a winery--we're there.
I paint. I cook. I entertain. I love back country roads and small towns—we own two convertibles so I can be sure that nothing bars the experience of just being there.
I finally decided it was time to share my love of this state and these hills with anyone who will listen or read, letting them in on on the famous, the infamous and the not so famous places that dot the countryside and cities. I'll share stories, experiences, and recipes.
Hopefully, you will come along for the ride, blaze your own trails and let me know if you are having fun. If you step out your door and take a chance, I know that you will!