God Blessed Texas

The adventure continues. Flew into Austin Texas to start our week. Traveling with Keith, our two youngest boys, Anna, her husband and their three kids. I have been to Houston, Dallas, Waco and San Antonio. First time to Austin or Sorona and Texas Hill Country.

Two Chevy Tahoes were waiting for us and a quick trip to our destination. Most of the properties we visit are away from the metropolitan areas. This was an unusual one in Austin. A Mansion built in 1928 by a prominent businessman. Mediterranean architecture with 10,800 sq ft on ten acres. Served as the Estate for the family, a Catholic Girl’s School and eventually a Hotel with a 50 room Inn added to the property in the last few years.

Breathtaking Gardens and Landscaping
Round Swimming Pool
Greenhouse Private Dinner
Mediterranean Architecture
Mansion Restaurant

The Mansion has four suites. One with two bedrooms that we stayed in. Anna and her family stayed in the Inn which was just as beautiful with the same architectural design elements. The kids enjoyed a swim and we got the Tour after lunch. A game of Croquet on the lawn in the late afternoon. Texas BBQ brisket for dinner in the Greenhouse. Looked like a big storm was rolling in by bedtime. Thunderstorm warnings so was looking forward to a show but it never happened.

Mansion Suite
Our Bedroom

Visit to the University of Texas Tuesday. Enjoyed catching up with a good friend from BYU days. Wishing him success. Wore BYU apparel for the visit. 😂 Longhorn Football Boosters now which is kind of fun. Bringing home a lot of Texas Orange. The Cougars will always be my first love but I have room in my heart to love the Texas Longhorns too.

Wednesday up early to golf 9 holes at the Austin Country Club. This Club and course was established in 1899 along the Colorado River running through Austin. Despite our over par game our hosts were gracious. Enjoyed some good laughs. Brunch after at the Mansion before heading to Ranch near Sorona Texas.

Four hour trip to Sorona in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The Ranch sits on over 13,000 acres, has 16 luxury cabins surrounding the Main Lodge and 16 rooms in the Guest Lodge. The Main Lodge has space for entertaining, a restaurant, bar, spa, meeting space, an infinity pool, health center with state of the art equipment, game room, etc. On the original Homestead site they have built a beautiful 6 bedroom Villa for VIP guests that has its own private pool and a 100 year old oak tree providing shade.

The Ranch has a general store, shooting ranges, an amphitheater that can seat 500 people, a recording studio, hunting, horseback riding, four-wheeling, hangar and private airstrip. Weddings, corporate events, retreats, hunting and concerts are popular activities held at the Ranch.

Ranch Main Lodge
Aerial View
Guest Lodge

Unexpected and appreciated our hosts provided the Villa for our group to stay in. Enjoyed time at the Villa pool before dinner at 8 followed by stargazing and Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Villa at the original Homestead site
Night One Ice Cream Flavor!

Thursday morning after breakfast a Tour of the Resort buildings and main areas. After lunch the Tour of the Ranch continued by four-wheelers and horseback. A lot To see on over 13,000 acres. Dinner was under the stars out on the Range.

Night Two Ice Cream Flavor!

Friday morning after breakfast a shooting experience like no other. The sporting complex included long range, pistol/rifle range, clay shooting, skeet/trap shooting. The long range shooting was 1500 yards. I didn’t even come close to hitting targets at that range. For those that understand these things they use 7mm MOA’s with Nightforce optics. The 3 story structure allows for different a view had experience from each level. It was pretty insane. The pistol/rifle range is 200 yards and they even had an Archery Range. What was cool is the Skeet/Trap field had lights for night shooting on the course. My favorite is still shooting clays with the shotgun. One cool thing I got to shoot was a 9mm Uzi. Burned through a clip so fast. This was a fun day. Anna and I broke away a bit early for the Spa. The hot rock massage and hand massage was two hours of Heaven. Wrapped up the evening at the Amphitheater singing Karaoke under the stars. Guys went back to the skeet/trap range for a late night under the lights.

Long Range Shooting Venue
Pistol & Rifle Range
Night Three Ice Cream Flavor!

What I loved most about our trip to Texas was the contrast of the two properties. The Mansion was so peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed slowing down and late nights talking. The atmosphere was a true escape. The Ranch was a couple of days of new experiences and sights. Very active from shooting to hiking to horseback riding and four-wheeling. Explored a lot of ground. The dinner out under the stars away from everything was a delight.

Flew out of the Ranch private airport Saturday morning for Idaho. Our older kids had gotten home Friday evening so have the whole family for the weekend. Keith took us to Olive Garden for Mother’s Day dinner. My choice. ♥️ Sunday morning the kids made French toast, bacon, sausage, a fruit bowl and OJ for breakfast. Enjoying my Mother’s Day very much. Tomorrow off to Napa Valley California. After that I get a little bit of a break. These trips are a delight but you wear down. Looking forward to Summer and more time at the Homestead.

Duck, Duck, Goose

Asked some friends on Kik today if they had ever played the adult version of Duck, Duck, Goose. The kids version you are gathered in a circle and the Caller goes around the circle tapping each person on the head saying Duck, Duck and so on until they call Goose. At that point the Goose has to try and catch the Caller before they run around the circle to the open space.

The adult version is known as Cock, Cock, Fuck. Same concept but the circle is a little larger. Everyone is in bathing suits and the Caller goes around tapping each person saying Cock, Cock until they call Fuck. The Chaser pursues the Caller around the circle trying to tag them before they take the vacant spot. If the Caller gets caught the Chaser gets a quick fuck.

Some rules to the game. 1. Opposite sexes participate in the Fuck. If the Caller is a girl and she taps a girl’s head she has to pick one of the guys to her right or left as the Chaser. So you have to be paying attention. 2. The chase is twice around the circle, not once. 3. Always stakes in the Game. Each round is worth $20, if you avoid getting caught the money collected is donated to a Charity. 4. Fuck cannot last more than two minutes and you have to stay in your swimsuit. If the guy cums he donates $20. Fundraising can be so fun!

Mother-Daughter Escape to New England

I have been so excited for this April Adventure with my daughter. Flight left Monday at 7 am. Arrived just before 2 pm and after getting our car rental drove to Washington, Connecticut. Toll roads, check in, dinner with our hosts. Chicken Caesar Salad and lots of water. S’mores before retiring to the suite for the night. Built in 1894 as a school and in 1919 sold and converted to an Inn. Sits on 58 acres, with 30 rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, restaurant, spa and gardens. Almost all the homes in Washington were built pre-1950 and have been restored. Felt like stepping back in time.

A full day Tuesday with Breakfast, Yoga/Strength Training, Tour, Lunch. Hike, Dinner and After Hours at the Spa. A Spa treatment I loved included the description below.

Wednesday Breakfast, Spa, Tennis lessons, Lunch Archery lessons, Shopping in Town, Dinner and a relaxing evening. Did not cause any incidents with my bow 😂

What I loved about the Inn. The Spa was massive at 20,000 sq ft including everything imaginable. The Spa After Hours was a nice touch allowing for a personalized experience for guests only. Despite being early in the season the Gardens and Woods were a delight. The decor of the Inn was an immersion in history yet with modern touches blended beautifully.

Thursday morning after breakfast drove to Newport, Rhode Island. This stop was at a restored Mansion built in 1909. It includes 33 rooms an indoor and outdoor pool, restaurant, rooftop, spa, and garden. This Hotel is full of history. The owner was the son of a Railroad Tycoon and it was rumored the Mansion was being built for his mistress, an actress from NYC. He met her while she was riding her horse in Central Park in 1906 and was having some issues with the saddle. Both of their spouses divorced them in 1908 prior to the Mansion being completed. A truly beautiful property in a beautiful city.

While here we enjoyed delicious food, the Spa, shopping in Newport, the Cliff Walk at the Breakers where some incredible “Summer Cottages” are located. The Cliff Walk is 3.5 miles and so worth the time.

What I loved about the Mansion. The grand double staircase, the red brick, the Garden, the Rooftop and the Conservatory. I can imagine how much fun they had hosting parties here back in the day, but likely most of the events for the wealthy socialites took place at the Mansions at the Breakers. Still a girl can dream 😇

Saturday morning drove to Harwich, Massachusetts out on the Cape. Got the surprise of a lifetime at check-in. Mandy and Sara arrived Friday evening and had come to help with the Summit. Not sure how much help any of us were, but it was a nice surprise from Keith to arrange it.

First Summit since before COVID and the Scamdemic. The weather has been a bit schizophrenic the past few days. Today was sunny and nice fortunately. Our team here put on a great event with over 200 attendees. In March COVID restrictions relaxed so larger groups could attend events. The Resort planned well breaking up the group for breakouts and training. A resourceful and creative staff I enjoyed watching as a guest.

Those that stayed the night were up late socializing so dragging our way to breakfast around 8:30. Said goodbyes as peeps were mostly gone by 11. Our plans had to change due to the weather. Wanted to Golf but rain disrupted those plans. Also had plans to sail up to Maine for the final leg of our trip, but weather wasn’t going to make that very enjoyable. Ended up having in room massages and eating lots!

Monday morning road trip north to Kennebunk, Maine. Estimated time three hours, our time five hours. Mandy, Sara my daughter and I in a car. Quite the drive. There were stops for pics, snacks, more pics, Facebook Live, a detour or two or three. Squirrel Trip all the way. Amazing we didn’t end up in the Bahamas. 😂

A late lunch at the Inn for our hungry group followed by the Tour. More pics, questions, Facebook Live. Interviewed the General Manager. Had virgin margaritas. It was insane. This was my favorite stop. Quintessential New England! Really though it all has been, but I really love this place. Maine has always held a fascination for me and I finally experienced it.

This Inn was originally a Farm built in 1850. The Barn has been used for animals, a creamery, a bunk house, for storage, a dance hall and now a restaurant. The Inn includes the main house and several cottages. The property is on 66 wooded acres and so fun to explore. There are 27 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a spa, a beach and lots of water around. In warmer months sailing. paddle boarding and kayaking are part of daily life.

With the weather and wind most of our time was spent at the Spa and we did get a little shopping done in Kennebunk. I enjoyed this treatment and massage along with a 30 minute hand massage and 30 minute foot massage. So relaxing and peaceful here.

The main restaurant was closed until May but our hosts arranged for a special event. The concierge had invitations made for the guests that would be at the Inn Tuesday evening was invited to a Lobster 🦞 Dinner. Delicious! Angie from Idaho live stream from a Barn! It was such an epic ending to our Adventure.

What I loved about the Maine Inn. Lunch by the Pool, the Spa time with my friends, the Restaurant with the stalls converted into booths and the Bar below where the hay loft once was. Fine dining in such a rustic setting. The ambience was breathtaking. Hard to imagine it was built before the Civil War. The smaller Barn was a casual restaurant but every bit as cool. I loved the hike in a light drizzle out in the woods, it was so quiet and peaceful. So many bridges as well. They were beautiful.

It is Sunday morning. Arrived back here in Idaho Falls Wednesday afternoon. Mandy, Sara and our daughter returned to Utah Thursday. Ten days of New England.

Two weeks ago today I was packing and preparing to leave. Best work trip of the year so far. Tomorrow leave for Texas until Saturday. Fast and furious right now. A tip…Pre-season New England a lot is closed, but the peace and quiet was divine. After May would be your best time to travel.

The Chosen

Mother Nature has sent everything from rain, snow, sleet, wind and sunshine this week. Invited a couple of friends for a run down at the River Walk and breakfast after. I enjoyed catching up on our lives. I have missed them.

Last year we ordered a 5th Wheel RV. Finally came in this week after 9 months. The dealer told us it might take awhile but didn’t expect that long. Sleep out included watching Avengers Age of Ultron and popcorn. 🍿 I got to break in the bed with Keith! Nice having the kids at the back and us in the bedroom at the front. This Summer is going to be an adventure.

Friday kids arrived home from Provo. Our daughter is traveling with me to New England for ten days. So excited for this trip and the Summit. Unexpected and our first in awhile. Took some planning and begging but figured it out.

Saturday after a hot night of sex slept in until after 8. Got two loads of cum last night. Pulled ourselves out of bed and made some homemade donuts for breakfast. Deep fried with cinnamon sugar. Sooooo good! Both the donuts and the sex. 😂

Saturday evening invited eight families over for dinner and a night of Karaoke. 🎤 Keith grilled burgers and the weather was nice enough to eat outside. Keith and I had new songs to debut. Mine was Matchbox 20 She’s So Mean and Keith sang Bryan Adams Heaven. Such a fun night I couldn’t stop laughing. Oh and Keith brought it. I melted. He got laid so good. I love that song!

I think one of the reasons I love Matchbox 20 is they make some fun videos. Here is the She’s So Mean video https://youtu.be/-8WLa6umgdw

This was a good week. A little bit of work and a chance to decompress. Tonight I am here in Connecticut with my daughter after a five hour flight and almost three hour drive. I wanted to finish this up as it is already Monday and falling behind makes it hard to catch up.

I wanted to share a final thought. Yesterday finished Season 1 of The Chosen. To say I have been blown away would be an understatement. This was an incredible inspired show from the producers, the writers and the actors. It will change you. Download The Chosen App and prepare for a beautiful experience. Watch, pay it forward and tell others. ♥️

Fan Fiction

Today a couple of Kik peeps told me a about a hot story on Reddit. From what they were saying I thought it was one of my blog posts someone had posted on Reddit. So I downloaded the Reddit app to go look for myself. First time on Reddit and I found the story. That was an accomplishment all it’s own. I have never experienced being a character in a writer’s Fan Fiction before. To be honest It was quite flattering. Writing isn’t easy and knowing someone would follow my blog and write a sexual story is pretty cool. The author knew enough of my background to write a plausible hot story so kudos to them. I guess they have since deleted it which is kind of a bummer. I know several people whom would love to read it. Anyway whoever you are, you are awesome! Thank you for making my day.