Today we drove up to Ingram to visit good friends Charlie and Sandy. John served with Charlie in the Air Force and fortunately have remained friends over the years. They have a ranch on 28 acres where Charlie grew up. At present his goat herd is down to 9.
|Selfie with Charlie and Sandy|
|They Look so Young|
|Feeding the Goats|
|They Ignored Me|
The original ranch house has been remodeled over the past years and is just beautiful. Congrats you tow on almost 58 years of marriage. You both look great.
|Pond by Property|
After lunch we were given a backroads tour of the towns of Ingram and Hunt. There are many massive homes..something you wouldn't expect in such a small town. Also passed a herd of Axis deer. Unfortunately did not have my camera. They are beautiful, unlike any deer I have seen. They are also known as Chital which originally inhabited wooded regions of India and that area. They are large, spotted with three tines on each antler. In the 1860's they were introduced to the island of Molokai as a gift from Hong Kong to King Kamehamela V. They are very plentiful on Lanai. They were introduced to Texas in the 1930's and the Texas Hill Country boasts over 30,000 and of course hunted. So sorry I did not get a photo. There are some great pictures on line.
Thank you for lunch at Hunt Cafe and tour. We will see you next March on our trip East.
On our way back we met Darin and Kerry for dinner at Texas Roadhouse. I ate light as we had had a late lunch. John not so lite..he had catfish dinner.
The weather today was without rain, but not to last. More thunderstorms on the way. Kerry was in Houston on business and as he got in his car at a local mall in the evening was deluged with water from the storms. His car was a total loss. There were many lost due to the surge of water. According to the weather map, this will be with us til end of month.