Friday, July 31, 2015

Tales of the Traveling Totes #2 ~ Oh, the Places We've Been

Tales of the Traveling Totes # 2

Oh, the places we've been!

MyBeautiful Cousin, the Mother of the Groom

Well, actually, there hasn't been much summer travel for moi

and Miss CC, though there was a family wedding in early June.

Miss CC is the perfect overnight bag.

What to take?

Miz Mini Merri Mac or Sarah Oliver's Classic Clutch

As much as I enjoy Miz Mini Merri Mac for summer occasions,

the Sarah Oliver clutch seemed more appropriate 

for a formal wedding than the sassy Miss Mini Merri Mac.

Hmmmm ~ 

Wish I'd thought of the name Merri Mac for Miss CC.

Think it's too late to give my tote a name change?

Our Second Summer Trip ~ Girls Night at the Ranch

Again, Miss CC was the perfect travel companion 

for an overnight get away with some friends.

All packed and loaded up in the car,

ready to head out to the country.

See that brown case beside her?

Thought we might play a few games of Mah Jongg.

Summer in TX is hot, and though 

we are having a mild one, it's always  a 

great idea to escape the city and go out into the country. 

A girls night out at the ranch offers

cool breezes and fresh air.

We won't be roughing it, but just so

you know, this is a real TX ranch with livestock.

Our accommodations are this

comfortable home. 

We don't usually go for a swim,

 but .   .   .

We do hang out on

this porch in these rockers.


My girlfriends say, "Howdy, y'all!"

My friend is an expert horsewoman

who participates in the sport of cutting.

She is the real deal!

I'm born and raised in Texas,

but I've never even owned a pair of cowgirl boots.

Remember, Miss CC and I are city girls,

but we do enjoy little country retreats.

Want to join us for a cocktail  

out on the ranch porch?  

We've saved a comfy rocker just for you.

The view is incredible with

China and Disco grazing in the pasture 

and the sun setting in the distance.

Harvey, our ever present companion,

will likely cozy up by your feet.

Cocktails for us,

but dinner time for the horses.

I think Clay thinks Miss CC is full of feed.

Meet Sundance.

This beauty is Cleo.  Legacy behind her.

China has come in for dinner, and 

Romeo has stopped for a cool drink.  

There are a dozen quarter horses, one miniature horse, 

two longhorns, and lots of chickens 

for whom this ranch is home.

Oh, and as a bit of trivia,

there have been some famous guests 

who've stayed here in the past.

Yes, summer days in the country

can offer a cool retreat from the city.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Stay tuned for more adventures

coming in the fall.

Until then, join my friends below to see more

 Tales of the Traveling Totes.

Patti and Miss Kenzie @ Pandoras Box

Linda and Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry

Debbie and Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Colleen and Miss MacKenzie Joy
Tami and Miss MC La Mer

And our new travelers:

Rita and Miss Luna C @ Panoply

Sammie and Miss Christabel @ Samantha Stone 

Debbie and Miss Aurora 

are hosting a lovely give away of a set of

cards depicting Thomas Cole's series of paintings,

The Voyage of Life, 1842.

Be certain to leave a comment with 

Debbie @ Mountain Breaths to be entered.