Friday, August 31, 2012

Pappy's Paradise~ The Texas Cabin

Our trip down to Texas this past weekend was so much fun! Our favorite way to visit the kids is a getaway and this was our second visit to Pappy's Paradise near Lake Texoma. It's about 5 hours from us and a little over an hour from our daughter's family in Denton... perfect! We stayed at their new Texas Cabin, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths it would sleep 10 if you add the loft game room that was outfitted with sofa beds. Wii, Xbox and Kinect~games galore, plus a book corner with a huge chair and a half to fit me plus my GRANDson! 

We had plenty of room to set and talk, it had everything we needed for a relaxed weekend. 

Julie and Billy Vier are the proprietors of Pappy's Paradise that sets on 12 beautiful wooded acres near Pottsboro, Texas. They couldn't have been more hospitable, Julie spoils her guests with a delicious breakfast casserole that's waiting in the fridge with milk, juice, sodas, bottled waters, butter, eggs, condiments....plus a pan of brownies, still warm from the oven, setting on the kitchen counter!

I took two casseroles and fixin's for lunches, since I knew the cabin was furnished with cereals, sweet rolls and coffee. We were there three glorious days and the weather actually cooperated for once! It was in the 80's making hikes and outdoor activities fun!

As I get older, I really like the comforts of home. I guess camping years are behind us, but the rustic cabins are just the right amount of "roughing it" for us!

Friday night we attended a Family Festival sponsored by the Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance. So much fun, and every single activity was FREE. The games, the rides, the food... even booths set up with school supplies for the kids, free haircuts, toys and books. The fair began 6 years ago and has grown to a huge celebration for the small community of Pottsboro. It sure didn't feel small that night, everyone was there and having a wonderful time!

Ewan couldn't wait to climb the stairs and slide down!

It wasn't hard for him to pick out a favorite toy... the cars won!


The Cotton Candy line was long but worth it!

So good!

Can you tell he liked it?

Jelly biscuit... yum!

S'more fun!

Thanks Julie and Billy, we had THIS much fun! 
Love, Ewan

12 comments:

  1. That's my kind of 'roughing' it. I camped out once in a tent on an army cot,neck was out it was in a driving thunderstorm and we got covered with chigggers. It was a first and a last. Our son still loves taking his kids camping in a tent and cooking over an open fire. The kids are still talking about me over than one.

    Glad you had such a good time. Ewan looks like he enjoyed it too.

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    1. No wonder you didn't ever go camping again! Chiggers, oh my goodness... they are miserable. We used to tent camp when the girls were little. It ended when our oldest started needing an electrical outlet for her curling iron!!!

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  2. Wow! What a great place. I'm going to check that one out. We are renting a lake house at Lake Granbury, but I will be providing all the food.
    Looks like you had great fun.

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    1. I carried all our food too, they provided a breakfast casserole and the brownies. It sure was nice though to have the drinks and condiments... I had the car packed like we were staying for a month! Have fun on your getaway, it's good to do that every once in a while.

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  3. Oh my word, that looks wonderful. Very wonderful....I enjoyed seeing all the pictures. Your grandson is so cute!!

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    1. I had a hard time picking out the best pictures for this post, I took a LOT!!!

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  4. What a great cozy place Joy!!!!!
    Cute kids and having great fun.
    Earlene

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  5. That place is beyond gorgeous. Wow. I agree about the roughing it part. No camping for me. Blech.

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    1. We used to tent camp, in places with no electricity, just sleeping bags... can't do that anymore or I wouldn't be able to get up! I loved it in my 20's and 30's though!

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  6. Wow- gorgeous cabin- looks like you all had a great time!

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    1. We are long distance Grandparents, I sure wish he was closer :-(

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