Pretty much all I had known about Texas was what our friends, Matt and Tiffany, (from residency) had told us! They are Texan and Matt's family owns Ramage Farms in Hooks, Texas and we had heard so many times how awesome it was!
Though Matt and Tiff currently live in Dayton, OH, when they found out we were going to be close to their stomping grounds, they insisted we stop by the farm (and Matt notified his dad and brother so we wouldn't get shot!) =)
First a stop at the Texas, Arkansas border...
Caleb being silly
At the line
Next up, Ramage Farms! They were all at church, but said we could have the run of the place... so fun!
This is what you see as soon as you turn off the highway. There used to be a store/restaurant here, but it burned down. =(
Ahh! Ramage Farms! We're Here! Texas is Real! =)
This is actually a really popular wedding venue (you'll see why later)
First (at Matt's suggestion), we drove out to the back of the property to see the Arkansas river...
Just driving through a field.. no big deal =)
At the river
I love this shot with the truck in the barn and the cat on top
More proof that we're actually here
Mama and baby
Now to the wedding barn...
Love this old Coke machine!
The barn has a bridal sweet upstairs with dressing rooms, mirrors, couches, a bathroom, even a place to do hair!
This is looking out the doors from the bridal suite, to the steps leading down to the wedding area
The view out from the front of the wedding area
In the reception area
One last picture before we left
What a great and memorable stop to make on our trip!! I'm soo glad we were able to go - the only thing that would have made it better is if Matt and Tiff had been there too! =)