Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Sundays at Las Islas Ranch

This past Father's Day was full of fun and as they say... South Texas Sun! We have a hunting lease and whether you are a hunter or not, you might just appreciate the more desert-like beauty that surrounds us. Some of our closest friends are also on this lease. We spend more
weekends out there just keeping up with the repairs and making sure that the feeders
are full.
Summer Sundays and the whole weekend for that matter are also spent at the "cement pond". It is actually an above ground cement tank once used for water storage for cattle. When the land was leased by earlier hunters, the pond was turned into a pool. The water is crystal clear since it has a filteration  system. It provides a cooling-off opportunity important in nearly 100 degree weather, especially for those who have been working under the sun. Once in awhile there will even be a midnight swim, especially if there is a full moon.

It's very deep so almost everyone uses a "noodle" for floating. As you can see there is a little pink object in the pool. That is one of our resident "mascots", Ella Grace. She loves the water and many of the folks take turns holding on to her.

Ella Grace with her daddy as he enjoys his
very first Father's Day!

This is one of the ways we enjoy our
Summer Sundays.

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Several people commented on "Mrs. Baker" in my little story below. Believe it or not, Mrs. Baker's Boarding House was real... only it was not for just women. My mother-in-law lived there while she was a young teacher recruited to teach in south Texas. Karen

Oh my gosh! I just came from Debbie's blogging and blabbing... You must go there to see her video. She's so much fun!


Deb said...

Too cute!

Debbie said...

Thank you so much Karen....way to kind of you. When my Oprah link goes on, I will be doing another post that way whom ever wants to vote can from there:)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

A wonderful way to spend the day...nice and cool in the pool!

Jeanne said...

I think little Ella Grace has the right idea! Looks a wonderful Summer Sunday!


xinex said...

Oh how fun and the baby is so cute!....Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Adorable,love your cement pond and that little cutie-have fun!

Rita said...

The Texas summer sun can be quite hot! What a way to enjoy it, swimming in the "pool"! I'm a Texas gal too! Am hoping that the days will cool some as the summer goes on, but looks like you have a good way to cool off if it doesn't!

Jacqueline said...

A real cement Pond! How fun and what a memory for everyone. Little Ella Grace is just the cutest and what a cute floatie. What a proud daddy on his first Father's Day. Congratulations to him and you. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sherry said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Happy summer.

Theresa said...

Fun with friends and family, what could be better? A cool splash on a hot day, ahhhhhhh!

Have a blessed day my friend and big hugs!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day!


The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful place to cool off! Looks like a lot of fun!!!!

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