Monday, April 25, 2011

Time flies....

I know you think that it might be crazy to leave the cozy cabin at Pappy's Place and travel several hours through wind and sand to spend a weekend, but it proved to be a pleasant retreat.  Bebe and I drove to the Texas Hill Country to stay at the "Bend o' the River Bed and Breakfast which is located just north of Utopia, Texas.  Our hosts for the stay were Ron and Peggy Duvall.  I met Ron while riding the big Goldwing through the area several months ago.  I was stopping at properties along the Sabinal River looking for a nice place to stay and he directed me to his property.

My brother Steve and his wife Donna also joined us there.  The Duvall's are not only great hosts, they are good cooks too.  We had wonderful breakfasts both mornings.  The hill country around Utopia is rugged and beautiful with all kinds of little surprises everywhere you look.  Ron and Peggy directed us to some fine eating places.   My mother came over from Uvalde, TX on Saturday to join us, and we visited the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum just south of Lost Maples State Park.  The food in the cafe there was excellent.  I highly recommend the hamburgers.  The night before we drove to Tarpley, TX and ate at Mac and Ernies Roadside   Eatery.  Don't let the looks fool you.  It has great food and lots of it.

We intend to make another trip to the area soon.  We recommend you do the same.  What more could you want than great folks, good food, and magnificent vistas?  If you ride motorcycles you'll love it.


  1. Sounds like fun! I have been to the hill country once and I would love to go back, for a much longer visit. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hello, Dennis! How very nice of you to post about our B&B, thank you so much. We enjoyed meeting you all and your mom. Yesterday we got your book of poetry and have been reading it this a.m. A wonderful gift that will be enjoyed by all our guests. Come back soon. Our reservation web site is

  3. No problem. We enjoyed our stay in your home. Glad the U. S. Post Office came through for you.


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