"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 15, 2017

The Ranch

"The days that make us happy make us wise.” —John Masefield
We spent Monday and Tuesday with good friends from our past...work, children and life put our friendship on the back burner for the past 25 years. It's been fun this year reconnecting.

Pam and William have a family ranch (deer camp) near Hallettsville. A great get away for hunting, fishing and relaxing. The ranch sits on the Lavaca River, but getting down to the river bottom this trip was impossible since we've had so much rain in the past week, but we did enjoy exploring the rest of the property and the guys had fun fishing in the tank.
This is the original camp house at the ranch...now they have a much nicer camp house.
These pictures were taken over 30 years ago sitting on the porch of the "Tiltin' Hilton". I think the old camp house has changed more than us...what do you think? 
There are quite a few wineries in the Hallettsville Schulenburg area, but most are closed on Mondays...so we had to settle with visiting just one.
The Moravia Vineyard and Winery 
The ranch has it's very own private "Grand Canyon". It was very pretty and fun to explore. 
Catching dinner...
Fresh catfish, oysters, shrimp, a few cocktails and good friends...not a bad way to end the day.
Sunset at the Lazy S