Saturday, April 17, 2010

One of the many reasons I like having a blog.....

Tonight, Coach took me to eat at The Homeplace. Friends had highly recommended it and boy, were they right! We drove 14 miles south of Abilene, down Highway 84, to Tuscola. It was a lovely misty evening when we pulled up to The Homeplace. A 125 acre working ranch that's been in the same family since the 1920's. Even at glance, you know this place is special. I was so excited and could hardly wait to get a closer look. Everything looks so pretty and inviting. It was almost like home. We walked around the garden enjoying the bluebonnets and all sorts of well placed novelties. One family had helped themselves to a wash tub full of toys placed on the front porch and was playing together in the yard.

At 5:00 sharp, owner Lynne Keys, opened the front door and warmly welcomed everyone inside. Lynne, instantly recognized Coach, who is a bit of a local celebrity due to the popularity of west Texas football and struck up a friendly conversation. After a few minutes of conversation I felt as though I had a new friend. Inside the house was open, bright, fresh and sparkling clean.

The Homeplace took my breath away! Homemade yeast rolls, cornbread, home style vegetables, chicken fried steak tasted great, just like grandma made. We were so impressed and pleased we spent the entire time making plans to come back often and sharing the good news with all our friends! So hear I am, off to a good start and shouting loud and clear.

So the next time your hungry for a little bit of home, take your apetite to
The Homeplace!



Channa said...

How cute! I love those type places!!! Makes me wish we lived closer!

Mrs Garrett said...

Great pictures - I love places like that!

molly said...

I do love to eat there too! Its like going to grandmas for lunch!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Roxanne, Ok, I'm starving now . . these pics looks fabulous. Looks like you guys had wonderful time and memorable too. My oldest was telling me about "west Texas football" pretty special in Texas, is it a live, eat, drink kind of thing? It must be lots of fun too. Thanks for the kind message you left on my post. I can't help but talk about God . . he's pretty special and I know he's special to you too. Happy Sunday!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Roxanne darling thanks so much for visiting my cottage and for the kind comment you left behind, much appreciated. I am delighted that our blogs crossed, now I have a lovely world to visit on daily basis.

Love & Hugs

Jody said...

Shame on you Roxanne! You and Coach have lived here 4 yrs. and your just now going out there. In college and while in Early, we would make special trips just to eat there :) Good stuff. My family being here this weekend all said, "OH We need to go back...." So, next visit, we are going back. Casey said, "Thanks for reminding me. We are going ASAP." ha. See you soon.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

If I lived in TEXAS, I'd be there - right NOW! Oh yum! Look at the southern home cookin'!

What a pretty, pretty place - and clean is right. Wow! No Denney's there!


Holly Bartlett said...

ohhh I must have Eric take me there!! It's darling! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. It sounds so wonderful. And the pictures are beautiful!! I'm happy you had such a great time.