Saturday, May 14, 2011


We left from this Spring storm which left us with 16 inches of snow in one day with thunder and lighting mixed in.

We arrived to this delightful view from the lake house toward the setting sun over the mountain, well, sort of a mountain. It reminds me of the one in Phoenix. 80 degrees and lovely. Guests visit by boat every now and then.

We went out to eat and of course we started out with the ubiquitous Margarita pictured here and it was delicious!

Here we all are at dinner--my sons and daughter and grandsons and wives and husbands--all except the two Jordans and Jim and Bill. We had wonderful food and fun.

We met these two newlyweds (well, one year anniversary really) out for a spin while I was out driving the boat around
on my last day. My grandson Jacob and his wife Chelsea.

We had a couple of cold rainy days--most unusual for Texas this time of year, so I taught some of my grandchildren how to play hand and foot. They liked it and we played for several hours.
It was fun as the boys were always trying to cheat!

And sometimes we just hung out on the balcony.

We had a visit from this Great Blue Heron. You can see how big he is by comparing him to the pots. He was a 747 when he finally flew away.

And we had this darling baby goose with his parents and fed them every day.

Jim and I taking a swim

Happiest driving the big boat!

Going really fast! It is so much fun!

Julie was supposed to take a video of when I went past, but she didn't know how to use my camera to do that so we just have the stills.

Great boat!

The end of a perfect day.


The Book Nut said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time!!

We love playing Hand and Foot! It seems to be the staple game in our circle of friends!

Jenean said...

Looks like you had a great visit....good boat driving skills!

Von said...

What a lovely family time Bernie.Love those geese!

Barb said...

Looks like a fabulous retreat from snow! I didn't know you were such a speed demon, Bernie!

Bernie said...

The blog people took my post off for a day or so and two people commented before that happened, so I am going to copy what they wrote.

THE BOOK NUT said....

It looks like you had a wonderful time!

We love playing hand and foot! It seems to be the staple game in our circle of friends!

And JENEAN said...

Looks like you had a great visit----good boat driving skills!

Donna said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time, Bernie! Continue and enjoy! I'll sit here and enjoy your photos!

Deb Shucka said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation. You look beside yourself with glee in the driving-boat-fast pictures. I hope that will be enough speed to keep you happy for a while. :-)

My family plays hand and foot, too. And my brothers cheat as well!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like lots of fun to me. When you going back?

Freda said...

What a fabulous trip and contrast. You look like you're having fun. Keep it up.

Joey said...

I love the title, photographs and everything about this post.

Live it up, Bernie!


Anita said...

Wow! That was a perfect day! :) Glad you had the opportunity to leave the snow and/or cold to spend time with your family.

I admire your zest in doing things: boating, swimming, blogging, eating good food, playing games with the grandkids, and so on...

Toodles :)

Terry said...

What a wonderful post and accompanying pix, thank goodness you left the awful weather behind !

Debra said...

I've enjoyed visiting your blog this morning for the first time. Lovely photos and I especially like the one with the sunset in it!


Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

Lovely pics.
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Deb said...

Enjoyed your. Pics....looks like you had a lo of fun driving that boat. Will continue to read up on your happenings.

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Paradise, right? I know that little slice of heaven well, and that family too! So glad you had such a lovely time!

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