Monday, April 3, 2017

All is well in Aggieland

and we are on our way home.

So much fun now that we are all retired (except for nephew, Matt, who is just starting his career in Austin.)
Taking advantage of the weekday option, we ventured out to Washington on the Brazos State Park (for those that may not know, this is where the Republic of Texas was founded in 1836) for a picnic

and to see the lovely wildflowers.


We didn't. (Fortunately we didn't see any.)

Returning to College Station we had to stop at Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham (one of ABN’s favorite nurseries.)



Couldn’t leave without making a purchase

Saturday found us at a wine tasting for the Wine to Water fundraiser to help our friend, Janet raise money for a very much needed clean water initiative in underdeveloped countries.
That’s Janet in the middle.
Of course we couldn’t be in College Station on a Tuesday and not go to book club.



This week's selection was not one of our favorites.
Now to finish the master bedroom make over (no I did not find an orange chair) and prepare for our summer adventure.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taking a Break

We are taking a break from the renovation and home duties to visit our family and friends in College Station. Can't wait to be spoiled with Mom's homemade cookies and unlimited Blue Bell Ice Cream! Also looking so forward to Book Club on Tuesday and coffee with the guys on Thursday (That would be Captain with his high school buddies.) 

The master bedroom is almost completed, waiting for shutters to be installed, a hat rack to be made and ABN is looking for an orange chair. (Not just an orange chair, a coastal orange; talk about a challenge!)  Stay tuned for photos.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Being home for about 2 ½ months, we are getting the itch to be on the road again. It is taking all our willpower to not put the paint brush down,

load The Wanderer, lock the house and head out.

We are close to having the master bedroom renovation completed so we will stay put for a little while longer. The painting should be completed by the end of the week.
Captain has the new headboard built and ready for the final assembly.

ABN has almost finished painting the furniture. A virtual tour is coming soon!

With the unusually warm winter we have gotten a head start on the spring outdoor cleanup (most of this is trimmings from that Peggy Martin Rose we have told you about.)

Since we will be home this spring we might as well have a spring garden (so says ABN.)
Beets are sprouting,

lettuce has been planted

and spinach will be sowed in a couple of weeks.

The best news of all, Mellow Mushroom opened today! Located just one block from our house, it is inside the former Coca Cola plant next to Dry Ground Brewery (Do we need to tell you, this is a favorite hangout?).  An ice cream shop is scheduled to open in the same building on March 1. With all of Captain’s favorite foods just a few steps away, well let’s just say, it soothes the itch.  

Hope you friends in the northeast are keeping warm, those on the west coast are dry and you in the southwest are counting your blessings.



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