Here at Retama Village we are known affectionately as Winter Texans. IMO, being dubbed a Winter Texan is far more romantic than being called a Snowbird, after all we don't fly! To me, being called a Texan's conjured the thought of big, better and beautiful cowboy boots.... the 3 B's!
|During the summer, Retama is very quiet .... empty!|
|Cabinet makers set up shop 'on-site'|
This could go on forever!!!
|I just noticed in this picture that the ladder color almost matches the walls -- but not really, the walls are terra cotta!|
|It will be fun to see the end results ... in a couple of days.|
|The side back corner will be home to a stacked washer/dryer and fridge.|
|Living in an RV full time has benefits|
Traveling in our RV's during the summer months and calling Retama "home" during the winter months allows the owners an opportunity to create a little paradise. Evenings sitting around a fire ... perfect end to the busy days.
|The back of Marv & Paula's coach house|
|This coach house has a really cool ceiling finish, vaulted ceiling and rough sawn paneling.|
|Bring on the steaks and margarita's|
|This umbrella was given a fun, facelift -- palapa styled!.|
|If lucky, on a walk past the cows you can scratch the ear of these friendly guys.|
|Come sit a spell ... add the umbrella and this coach house is ready for guests.|
We cannot close without talking about our butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirds ... they are everywhere! Most are migratory but stop in our Village for awhile. Our community has flowers and shrubs planted throughout the Village which attracts these migratory fellows.
|We see hummingbirds in the fall and again in spring|
|Blackbirds by the thousands hang out here!|