Fourth of July Weekend - 2014

We had a wonderful and relaxing Fourth of July weekend!  Is it just me or is this year flying by really fast?  We were going to just stay home and work during the day and then enjoy a firework show in the evening.  Joseph met with a client and when he got home we decided to hit the road!  We love taking drives in the country to small towns; we take back roads that are usually not paved, but lead to the most beautiful pastures, lakes, and homesteads. 

Collinsvile, TX.

Collinsvile, TX.

Our first stop was Collinsville Texas, it was such a cute small town!  Of course being a holiday, the town was pretty much closed up, but look how cute these shops are!  We followed Farm to Market road 902 and came across Lake Kiowa, which I think might be the best kept secret of Northern Texas!  Everything was clean, beautiful, and quite fancy there!  I don't have photos to show you; I feel it's best to keep it a secret place! ;)

Backside of Ray Roberts.

Backside of Ray Roberts.

We took FM 902 to FM 372 and headed back towards Pilot Point!  We love Ray Roberts State Park in Pilot Point so much!  We love the whole area; it's known as horse country, and once you're there, you know why!  There are the most beautiful horse ranches scattered all around the area.  We drove around the backside of the lake, and found a dirt road that led right to the lake's beach.  I don't know that I should call it a beach given all the dead trees scattered about.  The water level is obviously low; we need rain really bad right now! 

Historic Pilot Point, TX.

Historic Pilot Point, TX.

Driving into Pilot Point's historic down town I noticed the American flag painted on the side of the building, as we got closer we found Lady Liberty also painted on the side of the building, and just above Lady Liberty on the building behind her is Eve, you know Eve from the Holy Bible.  I found the paintings really bizarre but really cool at the same time.

McKinney, TX

McKinney, TX

Us!

Us!

McKinney, TX.

McKinney, TX.

After visiting the official State Park, which by the way was packed full of boaters, campers, and families celebrating the holiday, we headed back towards McKinney.  We stopped to pick up a sandwich and then found the perfect spot to park in Craig's Ranch to watch the firework show!  It was perfect weather with a light breeze, and the June bugs landing on me only slightly got on my nerves. ;) 

Allen, TX.

Allen, TX.

On Saturday Joseph worked on a couple restoration projects, and after dropping off a book to one of our clients, we hit Braums and got only the best ice-cream treat imaginable!  My S'mores Sunday stretched across two days and both days it was delicious! 

Sunday was low key, we went to church and have been relaxing ever since!  We hope you all had a fantastic weekend celebrating our wonderful country!