Places we go.....
We have been blessed over the years to have places to "escape" the everyday world, get out of the city and do something a little different. Although sometimes they create extra work, we are fortunate to have them available.
When I (Ronnie) was young, we made many trips to Canadian, TX to visit grandparents and friends. I learned to drive, as my son did, on the dirt roads of the Leslie Webb ranch on the Canadian River. Getting through those cattle guards sometimes took 5 to 10 minutes to "size up" and then get though without scratching the sides---he, he !!! There we could fish, hunt arrowheads, and find fossils from the past.
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Fond remembrance----Leslie at meal time would eat his dessert first----that was so he didn't eat too much of the main dish and have to skip dessert !
Santa Fe Eating House & Station Dinosaur
Tornados 1986 Dirt Fence Tragedy
Palace Theater Arrington Ranch
Court House pictures Historic Driving Tour
As Ronnie's Dad reached retirement age, he and my Mom were concerned that our kids (their grandkids) be able to get out of the "city" (not to mention a place for them to "piddle" around). We found such a place at Sandspur Lake. It's a private lake of mostly "weekend" homes and trailer houses. It's a small lake and we fish from 2-man bass boats. No skiing or jet skis-------just a nice quiet fishing lake, tall cottonwood trees, and some wildlife. Biggest family catch held by Chris---7lb largemouth bass, an 11+lb was caught September 2002 !
As Ronnie and Jodi had children we were fortunate that Jodi's Aunt Ann, during the depression, traded a refrigerator for some lots in the Idlewilde, NM mountains and built a one room no electricity or water cabin and passed it on to Jodi and her sister. We have since added bedrooms and----HAVE ELECTRICITY, and have water tank system in place. The "outhouse" of the past is the "present" at this cabin !