No visit to east Texas is complete without stopping to smell the roses, so—even though it was hellaciously hot over the holiday weekend—we popped into the Tyler Rose Garden to do just that.Some were big . . . some were small . . . and some were just right! They came in all colors: Some even came with accessories (aka insects): It was totally worth sweating our brains out to see all that loveliness.
What I didn’t understand was the wedding venue set up in a corner. Seriously? July in Texas always equals 100-plus degrees. Who in their right mind would plan an outdoor wedding here this month? Thankfully we weren’t invited so we headed back to the timeshare to cool off and rehydrate. Soon after we got there, like a gift from heaven, it rained on our log cabin’s tin roof out there in the piney woods. We loved it. No clue how the wedding party felt about it.