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Friday, April 22, 2016

Photography Workshop at Mo Ranch

Mo Ranch Manor House Suite with Monterey Furniture

I am out of pictures to scrapbook, so I am entertaining myself by sharing some of my Mo Ranch pics. Staying in the VIP suite (and the great food) was really my favorite part of the Photography Workshop.

The  Manor House was built in 1928. It was the original owner's home and he blasted rocks out of the mountain for it. 

We were assigned to stay here because there was a bat in the room where we were supposed to be. There are large groups staying in the main house, but the suite is only for VIPs. The Presbyterian Ladies were here this weekend with us.

Turn left before the pool to enter the suite.

The suite is on the second floor and we found out later they were worried about us old people having to climb the stairs.

There is also a third story.

We found out the reason no one stays here is the very valuable Monterey  furniture.

It is very desired right now by Californians who are restoring the old Rancho homes. Those lamps are $450 each on ebay. The bed is larger than a king...they had to have sheets special made. (not sure what happened to the bedspread)

Monterey furniture incorporated distressed wood, handpainted decorations and forged iron. They also liked pottery and tile in vivd colors. Couch: $3950

Just the mirror $650.

You can buy this Chandelier for $3650 and I saw a similar table with 6 chairs for $2950.


I found this at sunrise.... a Guadalupe river view.

There are 4 twin beds and several more pieces in this round third story room with 8 windows.
Desk: $1195
The other side of the third story room.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Native American Day

Sharing my Native American heritage and hoping someday today will be "Native American Day" in the US instead of Columbus Day. It already is in South Dakota. California and Tennessee  also have a holiday, but it is not celebrated on October 12. Albuquerque; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Olympia, Washington will be observing the holiday for the first time in 2015.

I wish I knew more about my great grandmother's history, but unfortunately it was something that my family did not talk about because it was not something they were proud about in those days. My mother did know that my great grandmother was half Native American, but nothing else.
My great grandmother, Lena Hall

My grandfather, Carlton Hall

Monday, October 5, 2015

Waco with Charlsie

Charlsie just sent me this. We have been friends 60 years. Can't tell you how precious her friendship is to me.

Charlsie invited me to meet her in Waco to go to a Fresh Grounded Faith Conference. I was not familiar with Jennifer Rothschild's ministry but she was terrific as was Stormie Omartian and the music leader Meredith Andrews.
I had never been to Waco and I was excited to see Baylor.

Baylor Bears! Waco is a football town for sure...they were playing Saturday but not at home.
The Texas Rangers Museum. Charlsie informed me it is the law enforcement rangers, not the baseball team.

The new Magnolia Market is across the street from the museum in these silos. We took this for Cindy, who loves Fixer Upper. We did not see Chip and Joanna.
and get a diet Dr. Pepper
We had to see the Dr. Pepper Museum

We found the river walk right next to Baylor. It's the Brazos and is a very big river. Not a lot going on down there, but it has potential, and they are working on it.

I 35 bridge.

More of the river walk

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Week in June

A visit to Granny and Papa
Granny, take a picture of my tongue.

Papa gets some help mowing.


Our church is on the Concho River

And the city cleaned the river!
We found some music under the bridge.

 On Thursday, we went to Lubbock for Zion's ballet performance, Reborn. She studies at Christ in the Arts ballet company.
Courtney makes costumes for the performances.
On Friday, we found the Lubbock Arboretum.

Zane and his favorite lady

 Caedon took a picture of us.

An historic church for rent.

Ben, Zane, Zion, Isaac, Caedon, Jack. 

 Caedon took this picture, too

 I wanted to see Isaac bowl and sure enough, the reports of his expertise were not exaggerated.

I took about 100 of pictures at the bowling alley, but my little camera is no good for inside telephoto pictures. I need to buy a better camera.