Thursday, March 21, 2019


Can you guess who was here visiting last weekend?

Yep, you guessed it. The Goobster was back! However, despite all that you see here, he didn't really play with any of these things for long. It was more like he felt he owed it to each and every one of them to stop in and say a quick hello, after being away from them for a whole week. In fact, the only thing that really grabbed his attention and held it for three whole days was this, my recent thrift store find.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that the ship was named Bucky, and that it was based on a Disney Jr. TV series from a few years back called Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Now, our Goobster has never been much into watching TV or sitting still for anything when he's at MimiPapa's house, but Papa took a chance and ordered these videos.

Glory be, he didn't just like them, he loved them! Don't think we would have survived the long weekend without them.

Best of all, they made playing with his new pirate ship all that much more fun, for now he knew who the different characters were, and what the brig and the plank and the crow's nest and red slide were for!

For some reason he really, really loves cramming everyone into the brig, both good and bad!


Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Our Tiny Dinner Club decided to switch things up this month, and become a Tiny Brunch Club. Why? Well, because of the rumors we've been hearing about a magical place called Tillie's, which is situated on a gorgeous resort called Camp Lucy, out in the boonies just west of Dripping Springs. Not the kind of place you want to be finding your way home from late at night, if you've had more than one glass of wine! 

The Main Dining Area -- An Old Temple From Viet Nam

For the Sunday Brunch they offer a "sharing menu", served tapas-style.

They started us off with a basket of freshly made mini corn muffins and biscuits. Don't eat too many. You'll need to save room for everything else!  First course? French toast with coffee-vanilla maple syrup and candied pecan butter.

Then came a breakfast hash like no hash you've ever tasted before, with marvelous things in it like roasted Brussels sprouts.

After that came fried chicken with a kick...

Chinese Pork Dumplings...

and Crispy Breakfast Potatoes. Now that I think about it, there may have been a curry dish as well, that I failed to get a photo of.

All I can say is, pace yourself! The good news is that, although you can't really tell it from these photos, the portions were reasonably small, served on tiny dishes.

I hesitate to mention this, for fear my daughters will be packin' their bags for another girls getaway before I finish here, but, just to the right of the restaurant is a gorgeous swimming pool with a sunken ledge holding luxurious loungers that keep one's body submerged...

and, although this is primarily an event facility, I heard a rumor that if they don't have anything big going on, they will rent out the casitas to individuals. I just have no idea how much they will charge you for that privilege. Nevertheless, the brunch was worth every penny!