Nestled in the oak trees, on top of a small hill in Eastern Oklahoma, stands a cozy, comfy B&B that we had the privilege of staying at on Thursday night. Oh, I guess it's not really a B&B, but it could be. It is the home of my bloggy friend, Lisa , and her husband Scott. On our trip home from Texas this past week, we made plans to meet Lisa and Scott for dinner on Thursday night. We emailed and talked on the phone, and were in the midst of planning, when Lisa wrote me an email asking us to consider staying with them at their home! What a generous offer to make to someone she'd never met!
Well, we took them up on their offer, and are so glad we did. We found their place with no trouble at all and were met at the door by Lisa and Scott, and Callie, Rudy, and mama Zoey, the three dogs. Boxers. As cute as can be! We immediately sat down and began talking. Lisa and I had no problem finding subjects to talk about, and we barely paused to take a breath! Ernie and Scott hit it off famously, and soon were also chatting away like old friends. After awhile we were served dinner, nummy homemade tacos with some to die for peach sherbet for dessert, and after dinner we resumed talking, getting to know each other better.
Then we found that they had given up their bedroom for us! Lisa didn't want to dogs to bother us, so she slept in the living room with them to keep them away from the bedroom! We had the king sized bed with the beautiful quilted bedspread and fluffy pillows, and our own private bathroom. And on the nightstand was a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers, just like at a 5 star B&B. Breakfast in the morning was bacon, eggs, toast, orange juice and coffee, while the deer in the back yard were munching on the corn Scott feeds them. By now the dogs had figured out that we were harmless, and they barely noticed when we went in and out.
All too soon we had to get on the road so we packed up the truck and carefully backed down the hill on their narrow driveway. I was sad to say good-bye to our new friends, but I know we will get together again. We have found ourselves some good friends there in Oklahoma, and I know we'll make sure we get to visit again. Meantime, blogs, emails and phone calls will have to do.
Dear Lisa and Scott: Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality. I may sound like I'm recommending your B&B, but I'll not give anyone directions to it because we found you first and we're not sharing! We enjoyed our time with you so much and hope we can get together again soon.
So folks, keep on blogging. You may find lifetime friends, like we did!