Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Homestead Heritage

Thanks for joining us on our journey of North America
 in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006

Where are we today ?

        Our own internet is playing games with us here, not sure why, but  has only been working early morning. For the last two days it is lightning fast in the early morning until about 5 am then nothing most of day. But we can go to the office for free wifi, (wifi thruout the resort is another improvement coming with the new management) its not convenient right now but works real good.

        We had checked out a few things in this area and the staff in the resort office suggested we take a tour of Brazos de Dios a 510 acre homesteading community. More commonly known as Homestead Heritage. So we after a bite to eat a nice 30 minute drive to check out this place. Oh and did I mention, no admission fee, like these kinda tours.

        This is a traditional craft village with some beautiful hand made crafts, furniture, pottery so much to see here and what a beautiful hot sunny day it was too. So peacefully stroll thru the buildings and grounds just enjoying this great Texas weather.

        The first building we enetered was the restored barn with lots of atricles on display and for sale.
the Barn
        Below are these beautiful completely handmade quilts, and yes they were hand stitched not machine stitched, Suzie does know here quilts.

        Now this desk below is one amazing peace of craftmanship, all completely hand made with dovetail joints and flawless finish, I can't imagine how many hours went into making this peace. A bargain for those who could appreciate it for only $12,500.00 !
wagon rides

all handmade pottery

        Walking the grounds thru the bush along the paths and over a couple of bridges makes for wonderful setting to enjoy a fantastic warm Texas Day.

Woodworking shop

hand made dovetails, such detail 
all the hand tools

water wheel
Water powered mill
        Then the Blacksmith shop with demonstrations going on, he made some simple nails to give to some kids there for souvenirs.

Spinning and weaving in here
the Homestead
         Now after a few fun hours back by the restaurant and where we could relax on the porch with some home made ice cream, oh it was yummy.
restaurant porch
tasty ice cream
         Now after way to much fun we returned home, grabbed our books and chairs and enjoyed  the rest of the afternoon in the shade. Not rush for supper after that huge ice cream, and we did not need to worry about it either.

        In honor of St. Patrick's day we like to have the traditional, Corned Beef and cabbage dinner. This turned out just fantastic, the whole meal just waiting for us in the slow cooker until we are ready to enjoy. No green beer thou to top it off.
so tasty
        Now again we noticed these small yellow flowers, all over the lawns here , but they don't open up until the sun begins to set, any ideas what they are called?

        Thanks once again for joining out travels.
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  1. 'The arms of God'

    Lovely place, thanks for the tour. That desk sure is beautiful.

  2. Contessa:

    Thanks for the translation, I meant to do it but forgot.
    Yes it is a wonderful place for sure!

  3. can i ask what your membership park that you use? We are members of Passport America but that is it for now.

  4. Pennie:

    Because we are fulltime we invested in (ROD)Resorts of Distinction, Coast to Coast and (AOR) adventure Outdoor Resorts, a few years ago and has paid off BIG time! The longer we do this the more we save.

  5. That looks like a great place to wander around and the building look beautiful. It is a good thing it was free because if someone wants me to shop then they better not charge me to go in to buy something, we just won't do it.

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. thanks i will check them out, we are full timers too and have thought about investing in a few membership parks as well.


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