Meemaw Christmas Adventure

On Thursday, my Meemaw friends and I packed into the clown car and headed out for our Christmas Adventure. This is the first time we took a trip without a set agenda. We just knew we wanted to participate in the small town Texas Christmas celebrations…and do a little shopping.
Our trip began with a visit to the Pottery Ranch, followed by lunch and pie at the Bluebonnet Cafe. Our destination was the Stagecoach Inn in Salado, Texas. This historic inn is in the process of renovation. In fact, downtown Salado is also being renovated. On the first night, we attended the night parade. It was such a treat to see the children dressed in lights and wavy Merry Christmas from their parade vehicles. We visited Round Rock the next day. The city was in preparation for their family night, which we did not attend.
We spent the rest of the day shopping in Salado. We visited with a group of very interesting women. They belong to the outside adventure group, the Sisters on the Fly. Their trailers were decorated for Christmas. The women were so friendly, and invited people to join them in their trailers as they shared information about their group. My Meemaw friends would love to do this, but it would be a disaster if we had to pull our own trailer. Besides, we like the comfort of a hotel while traveling. Membership does not require a trailer, however. It seems like a fun group of women.
Then, that night, we participated in the Salado Christmas Stroll. The shops provided entertainment and food as we strolled down the main street. One of my sons had told me about the Strawberry Patch . The store has all types of excellent coffee served in the store; and sold either as beans or ground beans.
The real hit for me was the parade and Market Day in Georgetown. I lived in Georgetown back in the ’70’s and it holds a special spot in my heart. I love parades, big or small. I found myself marching along with the bands. So much fun! Of course, an excursion to these small towns includes a visit to the Dairy Queen for a Blizzard. Our diets will resume on Monday.
The clown car was packed with our shopping goodies, and the trip home was a bit more crowded. We ended up doing more on this trip with no set itinerary.
Here is a little video of our trip:

Now, it is time to get back to exercising, eating healthy, and working on projects.

Time Travel

Spring Break is around the corner, and I have booked a B&B for my granddaughter and I to spend some days in Georgetown, Texas.
My husband and I lived in Georgetown back in 1976.
I wanted to scope out the town, plan activities for my granddaughter and me, and take a time travel trip with my husband. We spent a great day scouting new places and revisiting old memories.
The historic downtown area is just fabulous.
I dragged my husband into Handcrafts Unlimited.
There was a group of women hand quilting a gorgeous quilt.
They invited me to come up every Thursday!
I tried to convince my husband that we need to move back to Georgetown.
He wasn’t convinced.
We also took a tour of the Inner Space Caverns.
I wanted to make sure that I could still go down 70 feet into the earth and get back up.
Inner Space Caverns was one of our favorite places when we lived in Georgetown.
I know my granddaughter will love it.
I made a video to share the beauty of this cavern.

Georgetown Shopping

In 1976, I lived in Georgetown, Texas.
I loved living in this small, Texas town.
This afternoon, I revisited Georgetown with my friend Nancy.
Even though the city has grown, it still has the charm of the old town I knew.
georgetown   gtown
We stopped by Poppy Quilt & Sew . 
I found fabric for the Transformer quilt I am planning.
transfab
The white fabric is Compositions Grid.
The black fabric is Texture Graphix-Vertical.
The gray fabric is Texture Graphix-Salt and Pepper.