For Betsie’s 30th birthday present this year, I took her to a “bed and breakfast” in Nacogdoches, Texas. But this wasn’t just any bed and breakfast:
Stag Leap Country Inn is an East Texas bed and breakfast located on 200 acres of woodland, overlooking the deep Bonaldo Creek in Nacogdoches, Texas.
I can’t recommend this place highly enough. It’s really more like a private retreat cabin. The whole area is surrounded by tall pine trees (bring your anti-histamine) with several small trails. They actually provide golf carts for riding around their area.
We stayed in the Dow Stowey cottage and it really is beautiful. They provided cinnamon rolls for breakfast, but since I’m not really fond of those, we made a run into Wal-mart the first night and bought some sausage, biscuits, eggs, and juice. We had a wonderful, quiet, and late :–) breakfast on the porch.
Since Betsie lived here for a time as a kid, we had lunch with one of the family’s close friends, Linda Parr, who played the piano for our wedding. Then for dinner on Friday night we went to Auntie’s Pasta and ordered “Uncle Vitto’s Italian Nachos”. If you are ever in Nacogdoches, you really need to try this. It was pasta chips, with Alfredo and Parmesan cheese, green peppers, jalape??os, and black olives (which I worked my way around).
We had an awesome weekend of just relaxing, with no real schedule. Just a time to rest and recover.
But right now, it sure is good to be home :–)
(A huge thanks go out to Melody and MCC for watching the kids while we were out!)