It doesn't get any better than visiting your grown children. My husband, his mother and I recently visited our son and daughter-in-law in Texas. We were so happy to see them. It has been four months since we have seen them which is a shorter time than usual. The first thing that caught my eye was this beautiful array of fruit which we enjoyed everyday.
I love her Portugal pottery! Since I have a new camera it was fun to chronicle most of the wonderful food and sights we enjoyed.
Does this look good or what! Dinner was a feast with marinated grilled chicken breasts, rice with cilantro, grilled pineapple slices basted with a special sauce and a green salad with carrots, tomatoes, and mango topped with a spicy dressing which complimented all the flavors so well.
Sarah made homemade pesto with fresh basil from her garden to serve over ravioli. Served with a salad it was a yummy lunch.
After all the good food a walk along a creek in a local park was enjoyable.
Then, we rode out to a beautiful lake. The water is really this blue! I went on and on about how pretty it was! Lake Amistad is an impoundment of the Rio Grande and forms part of the border with Mexico.
Next, we toured a local winery which was very interesting. Last on our sightseeing agenda was a visit to the base where my son is stationed.
Thought you might enjoy a few views of their home. Hospitality is their gift and they have enjoyed hosting squadron parties, bible studies and entertaining friends during their stay in Del Rio. The pool has been great for families with kids. They view their yard from their bedroom window, great room and kitchen. It is so pleasant it draws you out and I could spend some major daydreaming time there.
Their house sits on a tree lined street and the bougainvillea growing on the wall by the garage is gorgeous. Wish I had gotten a picture of it. By the way, their house is "For Sale" since they will be moving to their next assignment.
There are so many architectural features that give their home so much character and flavor of the Southwest.
The mexican tile floor in the loggia is stunning! Double glass doors lead from the loggia into the great room and kitchen. I am so glad they found a home with such personality because it was perfect for them.