Plein-ly Speaking in Marble Falls...

Mar 12, 2017 by

You know I’ve always said, “We live in the best part of the best state in the best country in the world!”  Everyone knows about the Texas Hill Country.  Everyone knows about the Texas bluebonnets.  Everyone loves art—-especially good art…….Well, there’s something brewing in our beloved hill country, kind of a perfect storm, and it’s called PAINT THE TOWN.  It’s not only a chance for art patrons to see quality paintings of scenes that are so indicative of my hometown and outlying areas but, it’s also a fantastic chance and opportunity for “outsiders” to see just how spectacular our little part of the world is.  You may have heard of something called plein air painting.  Oui?  That’s French, ya’ll, for open (in full) air—-particularly outdoors.  The Marble Falls Paint The Town invites artist to submit their works...

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WHEN I’M 64………..pounds heavier....

Oct 23, 2016 by

That’s what I think I gained on my last birthweek.  It was a calorie marathon and I crossed the finish line with flying colors.  Nooooo problem.  And, my friends really stepped up to the plate to insure I would not have a pang of hunger during that week by helping me celebrate all throughout the Texas hill country.  Marble Falls, Johnson City, Austin and Fredericksburg were the B-day destinations.  Here are some pictures of celebrating my sixty-fourth.  By the way, I’ve got a great idea for my next birthday gift………elastic!   (Click here to remember…..)                                                                                 ...

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LOOK-DON’T TOUCH

Mar 30, 2015 by

Yesterday, I walked Mitch down the street toward Starbucks – just a quick stroll sandwiched in between early church (as in 8 AM !!!), brunch with a friend, then golf.  Here’s an interesting sidebar.  One of our favorite couples has recently divorced.  Brunch was with the ex-wife, then, golf was with the ex-husband.  At one point, I was texting simultaneous messages and it was quite stressful.  That’s got to be another blog article!  Anyway, back to my walk.  It was one of those days that reminds you why you live in the Texas hill country.  We (as in Mitch and me) walked  just past the coffee cup lot (see Pretend You Never Heard This post) which is now covered in bluebonnets.  It was that time of the day when people were streaming in for Sunday...

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A WEEKEND AT FREDDY’S

Dec 8, 2014 by

I’ve been plugged into Fredericksburg, another Texas Hill Country jewel, for years.  At first it was just a town I went through to get to Kerrville.  The only time we would venture back to Fredericksburg was to go eat the little steak at Shorty’s Diner.  I can remember, in the seventies, walking into the Domino Parlor (or was it Hall?) and the townsfolk would change their conversations from English to German.  Clearly, I was the outsider.  Years later, when a family member built the business center by the hospital, we had to take out a couple of trees for the parking lot.  I thought we would be killed in our sleep.  Those Germans loved their trees and every inch of their German soil.  Good for them.  That pride is the reason Fritztown has retained...

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WE CAME, WE SAW, WE PADDLED

Sep 6, 2014 by

Every once in a while, I’ll do something that reminds me why I live where I do.  You’ve heard me say many times, I live in the best part of the best state in the best country in the world.  But no matter where you live you kinda get anesthetized-you know, you get to where you don’t notice it any more until something wakes you up.  Today was a reminder of what an incredible area this part of the Texas hill country is.  This morning, I got a couple of friends together and we met at the GO PADDLE DOWN hut in Marble Falls.  Neither Sharon, Susan, or I had ever done this before and truth be known, I had fretted just a little thinking I may have gotten in over my head (ha!...

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