Cave Dwellings: Papa’s Pub…Now open for small gatherings
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Friday, June 27, 2014

Papa’s Pub…Now open for small gatherings

   Thanks to one of my Ya Ya’s, who wanted to get rid of a pub style table..I decided to create a small “pub” atmosphere on one end of our front porch!!

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Yep, it works just great…We sat out there watching it rain a couple nights ago…and speaking of rain, we have had our fill!



I was keeping a close watch on these clouds….They went South of us and hit the South side of Chicago with wind and downpours, but no tornadoes…Chris and John had a close call though!..


This tornado just missed Speedway in Indianapolis, and caused some damage in Plainfield, about 10 miles from where Chris works and the boys are in daycare…YIKES!!

One good thing about all this rain is how it has really popped our flowers! Our grass is really greeeeeen, too! There have been some Junes that is it all drying up, but not this June!!

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Not too much going on here.  Den and I have been helping out Uncle Jr. and Aunt Jeanette about every 10 days …getting groceries, doing some banking…They are back living at home, with no help wanted.  If they do decide to have someone come and help them on occasion we will let THEM decide who and when this time…Lessons have been learned!

Our niece, Leanne, got some good news this week. Her Cancer Doc looked at her last CT Scan and gave her the “go ahead” to leave for a 2 week vacation in Hayward, WI next week from today. More Chemo down the road, but for now Leanne is thrilled for this respite… Most of the family is going, as it has become a “mecca” of sorts for one of our famous “Cave-A-Paloozas”…Here are a few photos from last year..

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And here are MOST of the adults in our group, enjoying some beverages at Treeland’s Lodge…I may have to go through “de-tox” after this vacation!


We had a little celebration for Leanne’s good news at our neighbor’s “garage pub”..Leannes’ hubby and I made a toast to vacation…(Notice my very stylish Loony Toon evening wear).   LOOK OUT, HAYWARD, HERE WE COME AGAIN !! (It does help to take your own personal police officer with you …just in case ;-)



  1. I imagine if I listen carefully, I'll hear the noise from the Cave-A-Palooza all the way over here at Tamarac!

  2. Sounds like you will have a ripping great time. Good for you.

  3. I've said it before....what a fantastic family you guys have!!!! I am sure this Cave-A-Palooza will be another for the record book!!! You guys enjoy. So glad to hear the news about Leanne!! :-)

  4. Oh by the Papa's Pub!!

  5. Looks like you are having a good time!

  6. Looks like a great place to sit in the evening to watch the clouds, and hopefully any tornadoes, drift on by. Vacation should be fun!

  7. I don't think I'll ever forget the damage that tornado caused in Plainfield back in the late 80's early 90's. Very scary. Great news regarding Leanne. Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to more fashion statement photos :-)