For a few years, myself and three good friends got together for the occasional Road Trip. And, they were fun – we laughed, looked at pretty things, learned something new, and generally were a little silly.
Our first trip was to Rockport and the Annual Hummingbird Festival. I’ve mentioned the Hummingbird Festive previously – usually takes place in September when the Hummers begin their long journey across the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan. A trip of nearly 600 miles. We learned things there.
Another was to Wimberly, San Marcos, and Gruene. We were there in time for Wimberly’s Market Days. We laughed a lot, ooh’s and aah’d over things.
I think our biggest Road Trip was to Marshall, TX with a stop in Gladewater (the antique capital of East Texas, a favorite tourism spot browsing through the quaint old buildings, over 200 antique and crafter's in over 30 antique malls and individual shops, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, bakeries and down-home entertainment).
The primary purpose was to go to Marshall Pottery to buy, yes, terracotta pots. Three of us were members of the garden club and we had plans to teach a “build a potman” class. So, we needed pots – lots of pots, lots of different sized pots.
We stayed at The Dixie Motel Bed and Breakfast - an inspiring and unique bed and breakfast located in Gladewater's antique district. With a retro '50's style decor and design, it takes you back to a simpler time. Cool.
Next day we went on to Marshall Pottery. Whoa – lotsa pots! Made our purchases, loaded up the truck (we learned things here – like it took a woman’s hand because two men couldn’t figure it out how to get everything into the truck!).
There were other trips that I’ll talk about another day. Lots of fun, lots of laughter.
The Four G's.
Gorgeous Gadabout Gardening Gals