Touring Texas: Jimmie Ray & Susie's Farm Part One

Jimmie Ray and Susie
I call them my other brother/sister from another mother/father!

I'd like you to meet the people who made it possible for me to meet Mr. Wheeler, my dad's WWII war buddy.  Without them this wouldn't have been possible.  Susie I'm so glad you didn't give up the search and you've made us very happy! These are two of the most genuinely nice people you'd ever want to meet!
I got so carried away taking pictures and now find it hard to pick out the most favorite.  I know I have to do that so here goes!

Touring Texas: Let's Go to Buffalo Gap

The Wheeler's have given Chuck and me such a great time in Texas.  Today was a big touring day.  We went to Frontier Texas ate a little lunch and now we're heading out to Buffalo Gap.  Mr. Wheeler's son, Randall lives there so we will visit him while there.

You may remember I let my camera battery die and at a time when pictures of this day would have been some of the best...yes, I was sad.  Today I share in the form of short fun and informative videos.

Carole West of Garden Up Green DIY: Scrap Wood Spice Rack

Today I'm so pleased to have guest host Carole West of Garden Up Green. I really enjoy her blog and know that you will too!  Today she shares an excellent reuse for scrap wood.  Join me now in welcoming Carole to Hibiscus House.

Meeting The Wheelers

I just love this fence and the signs.  I love Texas!  It is true everything is bigger in Texas.  You can drive for miles and miles and miles and not see a thing.  Beautiful scenery, hills, trees, large farm entrances complete with signs etc.  You have to look really hard to see the homes and if you look up sometimes you will see a huge home or two.  I kept hearing the theme from "Dallas" in my head the entire time.  Yards are farms and cover acre after acre.  Huge properties.

You are gonna laugh but I kept seeing men in jeans, boots and cowboy hats and I thought my goodness everybody acts like cowboys...then it hit me.  "Dolly, you crazy thing you are in Texas.  This is cowboy rancher country"!

I thought it was time to share a few of the pictures I took while visiting my daddy's friend and war buddy.

Frontier Texas: Touring Texas With Mr. Wheeler in his Howard Hughes Cadillac!

Mr Wheeler on the left talking with the Frontier Texas Folks
They were extremely nice and helpful

Today we were in for quite a day.  Mr. Jimmie planned a day of sightseeing for all of us.  I was thrilled and his wife was so proud that he had made these plans and wanted to go.  He wanted to show us around this state he loves.  We are in the Heart of Texas!
He said we were going in style in his favorite car his Howard Hughes Cadillac!  It is in pristine shape I must say and fully loaded.  A true classic.  We did ride in style!
I share in videos and a few pictures because I forgot to charge my camera battery.  Wouldn't you know it and today was touring day in Texas with Mr. Wheeler!  I did find enough to give you a glimpse of this first stop in our tour. I recommend that you watch the short videos they are filled with fun facts!  Frontier Texas here we come!



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.