Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Girlfriends' Getaway

 Hi Kids,
I want to tell you about a cool trip I took -- without Tiger.  It was a weekend getaway just for girls.  We stayed at the Garden Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast.  It's sort of like a hotel, except it's more like a house -- and they feed you a really tasty breakfast. 

 Miss Elaine and her friend Miss Nancy and I drove down from Edmond to Grapevine, Texas, which is close to Dallas.  Guess why the town is called Grapevine.  Yep, there used to be wild grapes growing around here -- but they're all gone now.  Our guide was Miss Leigh from the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau -- that's the organization that helps people find out what there is to do and see in Grapevine.  Miss Leigh had all sorts of surprises planned for us.  The first evening, we went to a place where we could paint pictures.  This is me working on my painting of a funny tree.

 When we got back to the B & B, it was time for bed.  Miss Elaine took my picture tucked into bed.  The bed was so high that she had to use a little stepstool to get into bed.  

 The next day we explored downtown Grapevine.  There are a lot of neat shops there.  I didn't buy anything, but I looked at everything.

 Right in the middle of downtown is the old jail.  It was built over a hundred years ago.  It was just one small cell -- and no heat or air conditioning.  They don't use it any more.  I'm glad I didn't have to stay there.
 In the afternoon we all got massages.  This is Miss Jill rubbing my back.  The pillow my head is on has a hole in it so I could breathe.  It was very relaxing -- I like getting a massage.
 That night we went to a funny play.  These are two of the characters -- Miss Prissbottom and Calamity Kate.  It was a mystery about the old west with cowboys and a sheriff and bad guys.

The next morning we all went to the Main Street Bakery for breakfast.  Miss Elaine and I had migas -- a very good dish with eggs and crumbled crisp tortillas.  The two girls on either side of the picture are Miss Nan's daughters.  They live in Dallas and joined us for breakfast.  Miss Elaine hadn't seen them since they were babies.  We had a good reunion!  I like girlfriend getaways but I was glad to see Tiger when I got home.  I think he and Mr. Jack spent the weekend watching football and basketball on TV so he had a good time, too.

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