Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Eyes of Texas-No. 37

Artist Trading Card*
I have so many connections to Texas I hardly no where to begin....at the beginning?  I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Texas is a neighbor.  In the '50's people went to Waskom to buy eyeglasses at cut-rate prices.  They went to Tyler to see the rose gardens and still do.  They went to Dallas to shop and to go to college at SMU.  I chose a different route and ended up in Arkansas. That doesn't stop me from visiting Texas often.  My uncle was a City Manager of Waxahachie, Taft, Port Arthur, Schulenburg. My Grandmother and Aunt were florists in Sinton.  I have cousins in San Antonio and New Braunfels; one childhood friend in Houston; and one work friend in Dallas.  My Mom and Dad were in hotel/motel management in Denton, Houston and Longview.

In the 90's I went to Dallas as a part of the course I was taking at the Chandler School Decorating.  My sister-in-law and I went to the Giant Flea Market in Canton a few years ago when I was in that business.  

Chuck and I love the "Hill Country".  My aunt/cousins have generously let us stay in their condo in New Braunfels

 On our way to the condo we stopped in Austin to see Albert and Gage at Don's Depot.  We became loyal fans after we saw them at an 'acoustic cafe' venue.  
While there we made side trips to
Gruene and Luckenbach.

We are planning a trip down through West Louisiana and back up East Texas.  Of course, the "Hill Country" is always on our radar.  We think we'll stay in Fredericksburg the next time.

*For "new to my blog" friends...on May 17, 2010, I visited Wisconsin I can now say that I have been in, to or through all 50 United States I am committed to make an Artist Trading Card "ATC" for each of  the 50 States. 

1 comment:

  1. I jumped right over to see this blog post about Texas! I just returned form a visit to Katy with my two daughters...one lives there. We spent one day in Galveston. I love Arkansas and Louisiana....but I am glad I live in Texas! Welcome Home!