Yesterday, we were going shopping in Bandera when we saw a car that looks just like Blackie, Lee’s late-life crisis sports car. Out came the relatives, Kathleen and Chris. What a fun surprise!
I now had a co-shopper, which made the last couple of stores way more fun. We stopped in a little boutique that is sorta like a mini Bling Box (they go to the same markets). The woman who was obviously the owner said, “You’re wearing Effie earrings.” I thought it was impressive she recognized who made my earrings. It turned out, she and her husband own the jewelry shop. That explains it. The original owner left it to them, so she’s getting a crash course in Native American jewelry. Ha!
We got a couple of things. I had to get this ring, of white buffalo turquoise, with a tiny blue spot. It fits so comfortably!
We had a nice meal and got some jeans, then decided to go hang out at their bed and breakfast. We needed beverages, so headed out to the winery near our resort. We had a fun experience even though we were hurrying to get to the cabin before sunset.
We found Chris at the brewery next door. He was having a great conversation with the owner about how they can their beers. We got Lee a surprise stout in a can. They canned it and made labels for us!
We then went to the incredibly cute cabin they rented, and investigated the hen house, checked out the longhorns and took pictures that had such good lighting we felt like they could be portraits. Like senior photos for grownups.
The cabin was full of taxidermy, but really nice. There was good art and artifacts. I really loved the stuffed turkeys.
We went back to our cabin, and have now packed up and left. I’ll miss all my walking trails! Wow, it was a peaceful and pleasant week!
Bonus: Kathleen and Chris went back to the brewery, and they opened it up just for them and canned two six packs! I can’t wait to try one!
Back to introspection tomorrow, I guess. It will be good to see the dogs and equines.