Well... let's try this again. I tried earlier today to make this post and somehow I lost it.
I'm still making pit stop post of our vacation.
One day while Slim and my bro-inlaw Mike were busy cutting up some mesquite for smoking some meat ~
The garden was originally built in the 1930 and 40's by Leon Bandy. It is in the process of restoration now. What a cool place ~ I really enjoyed it. It's advertised as "English Gardens ~ Texas Style". As you meander around the pathways it's so relaxing. Listening to the rippling water of the creek and the waterfalls, seeing tons and tons of motar and stone walls and pathways and even an Italian grotto.
Something you would not expect to see ~ a stone ship!
Leon Bandy had it constructed to hold dances. It was completed in 1942 and originally had a two story cabin on it that had burnt in 1972. It is in the process of rehabilitation and should be done in two to three years.
Now... when Colleen mentioned that I should go to the garden with her for ideas ~ does she think I need a ship in my back yard??? I say yes!! How cool is that!
Weston Garden also sports some pretty fine old trees ... like this big old bur oak ... the picture doesn't do it justice.
I hope you enjoyed my little photo tour of the garden.
Tomorrow... I'm heading up Mt. Nebo in Dardanelle, Arkansas and the Dick Clark theater in Branson, Missouri. Talk about some twisty turning hairpin roads and some talented people.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.