Monday, April 6, 2015

Gay's Days, April 6, 2015

Did you have a joyful Easter yesterday?
We did. After a wonderful church service, we ate lunch with two of our daughters and one son-in-law. Our daughter and husband, who live in San Antonio, have their house on the market and will be moving to Kentucky in a few weeks. Needless to say, she and her hubby were too busy to come. We missed them.
Last Friday, we took a quick day trip to see a few bluebonnets. The day turned rainy, but we saw a several patches. 
If you have the opportunity, please come to Texas in the spring...while the state flower blooms and the weather isn't too hot.  Traveling through country roads can be a treat, and discovering quaint, small town cafes will surprise you with a good meal.
We stopped in one in Fayetteville, Texas. I chose the special of the day, meatloaf and veggies. Hubby had a good old fashioned cheeseburger. Here's a group of diners, and you can spot the front door in the background. The food was good, and the desserts looked awesome, but we didn't try those.
Fayetteville is only about an hour and fifteen minutes from home, and this time of the year, that region has huge antique sales. If you are into unusual items, check out Round Top and Warrenton, a mere few miles from here. About a 100,000 people attend these events each year in April and October. I've been there in both months, but I prefer April. October heat can reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Texas. Whew!
Several of my books take you to these area of Texas. I had one of these country towns in mind when I wrote Sarah: A Mission of Love.  The rolling hills provide not only beauty, but inspiration. Some of the churches in this location are really old.  Here's a picture I took several years ago on a sunny day. This isn't one of them, but if you are ever our way, you will enjoy touring the Painted Churches of Texas. Come when during the spring so you can take pictures of beautiful flowers. Honestly...a field of bluebonnets will remind you of an least in color.


In Sarah: A Mission of Love, the rural church such as the one above, is set in the midst of Texas farm and ranch land. The elders seek to fill a vacant pastorate and ask Tom Shoemaker to take the position. He's never been a preacher before, and the offer surprises him, especially since he has no wife. Sarah, a dyslexic angel, comes to earth to help him fall in love, and it is disaster time.
Until later, ya'll keep smiling, and come see us!


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