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!
Can you tell he liked it?
Jelly biscuit... yum!
Thanks Julie and Billy, we had THIS much fun!