Friday, April 1, 2011

Round Top Antique Weekend

Let me start by saying that Round Top Antique Weekend is a huge deal for Cypress, Texas and surrounding areas!!! Thousands of Vendors/Dealers from across the country gather in the middle of Round Top, Texas for some of the best shopping around. It's not all about antiques, crafts and art. It's about the experience.

First stop....Marburger Farms. In my opinion, this is one of the best shopping areas in all of Round Top.

Next stop, over by Zapp Hall is Singleton's and Junk Gypsy, among other vendors.

Every year, Junk Gypsy throws a Prom one night before the ending of Antique Weekend. Yes, I said, "Prom". Really it is a huge party. If you need a reason to get dressed up in dresses and cowboy boots, you found it!

This is a stop we make every trip to Round Top. Anna Bugardi's shop. She has the best grain sacks, for the best prices in a variety of colors.

This is a great idea, Valerie and I are going to take this idea and run with it!

What a beautiful drive, passing all the blue bonnets on the way to and from Round Top.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for the next post, star sighting at Marburger!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Playa Blanca House

The houes we rented was in Playa Blanca, Panama. When you come down this path you cross a single car dirt road over to the rest of the property, which is beach front property.

This is the resident/owner quarters.

Right across the road is the basketball hoop and ping pong table.

Plenty of room for lawn games.

A pool with beach/island view.

This is the view of the pool and patio from the beach.

This is the beach in front of the property, which behind me further down was the beach we shared with a hotel where we rented water sports activities. Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

El Valle, Panama

Panama is the new up and coming vacation spot. I want to show you a little bit of Panama over the next few days. We went zip lining down in the Valley (El Valle) in Spanish. The scenery was beautiful but the winding roads were nauseating...for me anyway.

After a long and winding drive from Playa Blanca we stopped at a local market to shop and then headed to the zip lining place. we are all geared up and ready to zip!

It was mine and my families first time to zip line. There couldn't have been a more beautiful place to do it. Notice the water fall in the back ground?

We are not fond of heights so needless to say we conquered our fear!

We were all having so much fun and were so excited and anxious, we didn't care that we looked like buffoons in these lovely helmets and work gloves!

To reward ourselves we decided to have a nice lunch in El Valle. This was, I think my favorite part of the trip...

The Lourdes House Restaurant was absolutely gorgeous. 

We ate outside. This was the view from our table.

We were a group of 15 people plus our tour guide/vacation house owner and 2 vans. 

Fresh flowers on every table, beautiful chargers and dishes.

This restaurant plays host to many weddings.

The signature dessert, "El Heart Attack".

Brownies, ice cream, chocolate sauce and nuts, yummy!

Next to the restaurant on acres of property, surrounded by mountains, sits beautiful hotel rooms, and a pub. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed it!