Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wine Tour

The ride up to Marble Falls on Tuesday morning was super pleasant. We made several stops to admire the colors of fall.

Charlie had made all the arrangements for us to stay at Heart of Texas. Everyone drew for beds and Stanley and I lucked out with Room #5. 

The kitchen was perfect. It had all the bells and whistles. 

What a great place to gather.

Outside the weather was turning nasty. Foggy, misty, and cold.

Not very good for swing time.

Back inside dinner was coming together.

We had a wonderful evening. The kind you remember and enjoy over and over again. We told stories, ate delicious food and sampled wines that everyone had brought to share.

Finally it was time to wind down and head for bed. Stanley made a last trip to the bathroom before going upstairs. Somehow he fell and split his head in two places. What a scare! Bob N took us to the hospital and then stayed with us for over three hours. Finally the doctor decided to admit Stanley and keep him for the night. Bob and I went home. 

First thing Wednesday morning, Stanley called me. He wanted to be picked up. The doctor had sown up his gashes with 33 stitches, but the admission had never happened. He had spent the night on a narrow hard emergency room bed. He was more than ready to get out of there!

An hour later after a shower and change of clothes, he was ready for the wine tour.

He made it through four wineries, a pizza lunch,

A shared cheeseburger for dinner,

And Christmas lights. He napped a bit between wineries and quite a bit on the final trip back to the B&B. He went to bed as soon as we stepped into the house. The important thing is that he seems to be okay. He is not in pain and stayed in remarkably good spirits all day! 

I am so very grateful!

To bed. To sleep. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Thursday morning he reports he is feeling normal. I am so very grateful. 
It was raining when we got up, but by the time we had breakfast, clean-up, and good-byes, it was down to a fine mist. We decided on a circuitous route. Through Jonesville, Burnet, Llano, Fredericksburg, and on to San Antonio. I took a few photos along the way.

Tonight we are safe and warm and I'm fairly sure Stanley is ok. Life is good!