We had yet another busy weekend! But I guess that’s what they are for, to fit in all those things you can’t do during the week because you are at work and the kids are in school. We went east to Arlington, where I grew up (Population: 524) to visit with my Dad and also stop in to see my Grandma.
Question: How many cattle guards are there between our house and Papa Ron’s? Answer: 6
It was beautiful weather and the girls got up bright and early on Saturday morning to help Papa feed the horses.
Then we went back inside to warm up and the dogs were loving the hot fire in the woodstove. Papa fell in love with little Rudy the moment he streaked by his feet when we arrived Friday evening. It was pretty cute to see them snuggling in the chair. Rudy is a great lap dog, and he’s so darn cute it’s hard to not get attached. I was afraid we were going to have to pry them apart when we left!
In the afternoon we made the drive along the creek (currently dry as a bone) over to my Grandma Brooks’ ranch.
Question: How many cattle guards are between Papa’s house and Grandma’s? Answer: 8
I love this ranch for so many reasons, but mainly because it’s been my Grandparent’s ranch since before I was born, so all of my memories of my Grandpa (who passed away in March of ’99) are at this house. Every time I visit I am filled with the most wonderful warmth and happiness. It’s a piece of heaven in my opinion, see for yourself…
My Grandma now lives there alone, but my cousin and his family live just a mile up the road and help her take care of the ranch. We were fortunate enough to see them also that day, and my Mom came out and brought my nephews (my brother and his wife were at a Larry the Cable Guy show that evening, yeah buddy). So Grandma Brooks had a house full of great grandchildren and it was a lot of fun!
It was another fantastic weekend and it was great to see everyone. Thanks to Dad and Marta for opening up their home to us, they always make us feel like we have lived there all along. See you again soon!