We visited Texas in early July and I'm just getting around to posting some pictures. It's amazing how quickly time gets away from us!
We stayed with my in-laws, Robert and Barb, and were shown a most generous hospitality. So many little touches that were added just to make us feel welcome. My sister-in-law ran out and bought a new hair dryer, just so I wouldn't have to bring mine and add to the weight of our luggage. There were delightful soaps in the bathroom, as well as an assortment of other goodies, in case we forgot to bring something . . . We had access to a ton of pillows . . . Coffee - and this is an important one for me - was readied the night before, so when I woke up early there was a cup waiting for me. I think this is part of their normal routine, but it still made me feel pampered . . .
Barb is like a sister to me. She is the kindest, most thoughtful person I've ever met. Every single wish on my bucket list was granted, including hearing her sing again . . . that was such a treat! She has a deep alto voice that mellows any mood . . .
Oh, and the other hunk of love, is my brother-in-law, Robert. The guy who dragged out a big clunky fan to keep the mosquitoes away from us, so we could enjoy the fireworks on the 4th along the lake . . . The guy who rode around the block one more time to find a closer parking spot . . .
Excellent listeners . . . flexible . . . fun . . . Who'd want to "Mess with Texas" if it has made room for residents like this . . . ?