Monday, February 27, 2012

Wet a hook, enjoyed the countryside and ate too much!

My husband and I took a weekend off to travel four hours to enjoy some time away. We are so fortunate to have land and and original  homestead still in the family. Otto Peterson from Sweden and his wife, Mabel,  from Kansas (originally from Sweden) raised two sons and farmed and ranched this land. Fish and oysters were plentiful and the two boys grew up helping their parents and enjoying life.
What can be more grounding than to walk the land your ancestors walked?
My husband got to "wet a hook" and even though he didn't catch any fish, he enjoyed the quiet time and the sunsets there were amazing!

The wildflowers were also amazing!
Even though it was quite chilly, the approach of Spring
was everywhere.

A visit to a relative's home treated us to a fantastic meal.
Fried oysters, roasted asparagus, twice baked potatoes with grilled shrimp.. and then I took my spinach and papaya salad to go with it.
I'm sure my husband's ancestors ate fried shrimp, however, the rest of the meal would have probably been a little foreign to them.


Now as for my "fishing" excursion...
antiquing with my husband's cousin was so much fun!

Here are my finds that will be placed in my booth at
New & Again Antiques Mall in McAllen, Texas.

Such a wonderful weekend!!

Linking to...

Mosaic Monday at Litle Red House


Theresa said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Love the flowers... SPRING is peeking out! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Pondside said...

What a lovely weekend that must have been. Both fishing expeditions accomplished something wonderful.

LDH said...

Beautiful photos! Amazing sunset! Sounds like you really enjoyed your time away.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My Dad loved to go fishing and i often went along with him. I usually ended up reading a book instead of minding my pole, but I enjoyed the "together" time.

I love the cute plate with the abs's around the rim! Nice find.

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Karen! Sounds like the perfect get away to me. Happy Spring, and keep those ideas swirling around:)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh how I love getting away from the city to our country retreat, so I know you must love yours. Looks like you had a wonderfully relaxing time.

Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee said...

Looks amazing. Those fried oysters look wonderful! I think Spring has definitely sprung here in San Antonio, TX.