Sunday, February 19, 2012

East Texas Getaway

I had a four day weekend, because we hadn't used a snow day, and William had a day to burn before March, so we went on a little trip to Mineola, Texas.  I would recommend Pine Tree Bed and Breakfast the food was yummy and the atmosphere relaxing.  Here are some pics I snagged from the was mostly rainy when we were there, but still nice to sit on the porch.  The lake is not part of the B and B, but you get a perfect view of it to enjoy,  with all kinds of birds coming up to the many feeders on the property.

I'll just let the pics do most of the talking...

This is at the back of our little cottage...Hollee's Cottage, where we stayed two nights.

This is in the back yard of the owners house,
 where they will light a fire for you
 and provide s'mores fixin's.
 The cabin where you see the little back porch, to the left, was our place.

 A front view of Hollee's sports brown paint, now, but still as cute, just a little doll house.

So sunny, even with our rainy days...light came in so prettily.  They provided Direct TV, dvd's, and good reading material.  I started the book, "All About Him", by Denise Jackson (Alan Jackson's wife), so now I have to buy it, to be able to finish, lol.  It really is good.  Also, we brought along the dvd, "Courageous"...very worthwhile movie. There is a little electric fireplace in this room.

The cottage had a tropical theme...this was the only wildly decorated room and not my favorite decor.

I might have just gone for a more subdued lake cottage theme, but it is fun. 

I did LOVE the little bed against the wall, though.

This dresser matched the wardrobe in the bedroom.

Isn't this kitchen too darling?  On the other end was a sunny table and two comfy upholstered chairs to take in the  lake view,  while enjoying the wonderful breakfast, brought to the porch at 9:00 each morning. 
 I could get used to this kind of life, right quick!

The bed is a queen, which is what we are used too, but it was almost too soft.

We didn't have wine, like in this pic, but they did leave some delicious cheese cake in the little pink fridge for us and William let me eat both slices, hee hee.

There are antique shops galore along with plenty of eating places in Mineola, even a playhouse....It was a fun little getaway, close to home. 
This trip fell right after Valentine's Day and right before our 34th anniversary on March 3rd.

 If you find, like many of us, you can't get away for a big vacation,
then take my advice and do a mini vacation,
they are sometimes less stressful and therefore can be more fun.

Still Vacationing


The Whistle Stop said...

Looks like a wonderful get away spot! Congratulations on your anniversary! Makes me anxious to take a trip!
Laurie :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh that looks so nice and such fun too. Even if it rained.
The way things have been the few years--we can't really complain about the rain. I think a nice relaxing weekend can be capped off with a little relaxing rain.

That bathroom was a bit tropical for TEXAS... but I liked the furniture throughout. And that kitchen adorable.

Glad you got away-- happy upcoming anniversary. The Honey and I have one coming in April.

take care- Pat

Sonia said...

So beautiful...I love places like this, cozy and warm. Love the lakeviews and the firepit too!! Thanks for your sweet visit!
Miss Bloomers

Coleen's Corner said...

Lucky Ducky!