Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Night to Remember ...

For a few hours, Saturday night, Rockhouse Ranch in northeast Culberson County was 'party central' in West Texas, and provided one of the best evenings I've had in a loooooong time!

Getting there, AS U-Haul ads would remind us, is part of the fun. You get far enough west, and the West Texas countryside is a sight to behold. And as we proceeded westward, we drew closer to a break in the overcast, and clearer, sunlit skies that brought added highlights to the mountainscapes. After Van Horn, it was just under 45 miles of FM and ranch roads till we arrived at our destination.

We were greeted with all the hospitality one could ask for, plenty of good food (BBQ and all the trimmings) and drink (soft and not-at-all-soft), and a peach-blueberry cobbler for dessert that was, in-and-of-itself, sufficient reason for the trip. Plenty of socializing, as well, with lots of old friends, and new acquaintances made.

The weather, further-west and higher-up from the Permian basin, was mild. And after a colorful sunset, we enjoyed a comfortable evening under the stars, dancing to music by "Asleep at the Wheel," who offered-up everything from Bob Wills to Patsy Cline to Willie Nelson, and more.

All in all, a night 'big as all Texas.' ... a night to remember ... a night to cherish.

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