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Pretend camping in the driveway!

Pretend camping in the driveway!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Peggy and Rafaels home

Their home has a courtyard with each room having an entrance to the outside, and one to the courtyard. Very interesting layout. They are the nicest people we have met. We went over for dinner last night. Rafael and I made sour dough rolls with nuts. Delicious. Peggy had a variety of home made dishes to try, and I was full before we were to the main course....steak the size of Kansas. Kathy would have loved it! They brought over fresh fruit and avocados, and something we had never tasted. Cactus apples! Very different, refreshing, and kinda odd.

Each arch went in to a different room.

Notice the knight?

The tiled cabinets reminded us of Jane and Martins Salida home.

Dining room, with bull head!

Peggy's Palapa. A new Spanish word for me.

The palm leaves are tied on by hand. Over 800 per roof. It does NOT leak when it rains! Amazing. Note the speakers. Rafael has music going all the time, inside and outside of classical Mexican music that is beautiful.

In the court yard area.

Facing the entrance of the front of the house.

Over 800 palm trees, all groomed. This plant is Plumaria I think, from Hawaii.

Cactus apples!

Fresh bread we made.

New friends

Peggy and Rafael are a couple we met through the house being for sale. Derald describes them as Martin and Jane with an accent!



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Size matters

Jill in the small bed, Woody in the large bed.???? The peek-a-boo dog was at the Avis car rental today. It was over 100 here today. Yicks.



Monday, May 7, 2012

Shake down trip for summer to Augusta, MO.

Shake down trip to Augusta, MO.  Wine country!

Augusta Plein Air Event was the perfect short trip for summer.  This day we painted in Klondike Park.  I was standing in white sand next to the lake.  The reflection was blinding!

Klondike Park has a beautiful lake with white sandy beaches.

The Dogwood trees in bloom.

Parking in a back yard for the plein air event, smack dab in the middle of the little town.  Population: 200

What a sweet little spot.

Vineyards were everywhere.  The town had B & Bs, vineyards, and antique shops.  That's it.  No Wal Marts, grocery stores or drug stores.  

A private party in one of the sponsors wine cellars!  What a fantastic program they have.  We were treated royally. 

This is a lake on a private estate, where we painted one event.

Leo was our hosts dog.  He loved to visit the Airstream.  All dogs love Derald!  Leo is a 'labor doodle'.  What a sweetie pie.