Along the Natchez Trace

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Night On the Town

Glen Rose is a small town located in the next to the smallest county in Texas.  But don't let that fool you into thinking nothing happens there.  This past Saturday evening, Bill and I, with our daughter and our son-in-law, went to the "Cowboys and Cabernet Gala".
As you can see, this was a benefit to support the Barnard's Mill Art Museum.  

This is the museum...  once the home of the Barnard family, early settlers of Glen Rose.
I took this photo during the day....  the event started around 6pm Saturday evening....  
It featured food tables (buffet style) from several restaurants in town.  It is surprising how many restaurants there are and the variety of foods they serve.  It might also surprise you that the quality is excellent!

Entry was through that white tent on the right in the photo above...
As you walked from the registration table through to the museum lawn, there was a silent auction set up for folks to bid on the objects displayed.  I browsed through this tent, and could have bid on paintings by local artists, lovely baskets of local products, art objects, tourist vacations and the like.  There were also tickets for sale to win a wine raffle.  Once through this booth, you could find a table to sit at...  or visit the wine/beer booth (lower right) and get a liquid refreshment.

The food tables were arranged alongside the museum wall and fence...
Everything from BBQ to gourmet wraps.....  fruit cups... side dishes...  and several tables of deserts.  The deserts were lovely...  fancy chocolates and candies and other sweets.   My dish got filled several times and nothing went to waste.

The entertainment was a country/western band and while they were exactly what a "Cowboy Cabernet" would have, truth is, they played a little too loud to be able to talk with your neighbor at the table.

My favorite thing was People Watching!
Beautifully tooled boots!  Lots of western hats!  Dazzling Southwest jewelry, including a fair amount of Texas emblems displayed.

Fringe!  Bolo Ties!  Concho Belts!
Lots of blue jeans and some really fancy dresses!
I loved it all!

There was an artist drawing a portrait from a photo...  doing a great job of it, too!

As the evening went on and it grew darker, the lights in the trees and alongside the buildings made for very festive outdoor dining.  That's the band on stage in the lower right photo.

Bill & I don't go out of an evening very often, but we both really enjoyed this outing.  The food was delicious, and the evening with Celeste and Victor was outstanding.  I think this is an annual fund raiser event for the museum...  if we're here this time next year I'm sure we'll be doing it again.  Next time Bill will probably wear his western hat and I'll dig out my cowboy boots!

That's All For Today!


  1. Love it there is Glen Rose, we sure would have gone to an event like that, Glad you had a great time. !

  2. A swell soiree. I could people watch all night.

  3. What a cool event!!! I bet it was fun to spend such an evening with your family, too!

  4. Looks fabulous. You missed out a pic of what you were wearing. I'd enjoy an event like that.

  5. This event sounds like one Paul and I would enjoy.
    Paul can't take it when the music is too loud. Not sure why a band thinks it needs to blast every one's ear drums. It isn't like your at Metallica concert. lol

  6. Looks like a worthy cause to help promote the Arts and to protect History.
    You two are not letting any moss gather under your feet whether it's doing projects or having fun with family.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. That artist looks like a guy I used to know. He answered to "Windy Bob". I wonder if it is the same guy?? Don't suppose you got his name?

  8. Looks like a lot of fun and quite different than many outings. I bet you're happy you went!