Tonight I was treated to a wonderfully entertaining visit with the lovely ladies of Runaway Bay, TX. I am staying with Darla and Jerry here in Runaway Bay, a town that started as a golf course and resort, and slowly developed around the golf course until it was its own full-fledged town in 1964, with a current population of 1,400.
After getting a small tour of the neighborhood, Darla invited her friends over for dinner. I had such a good time with these Texas ladies that I told them my visit with them would get its own chapter in my book. They were hilarious. It’s hard to paint a portrait of the night, but just imagine me sharing dinner and conversation with a table of retired ladies all with a healthy sense of humor. I’ll repeat this gem of a line offered up by the widowed Mary: “My husband used to say there were two times a wife should be at home. When her husband’s there, and when he’s not”
This dinner was the perfect ending to an eventful day. I started off this morning around 10, after being interviewed by the local newspaper in Jack County. I then had another really good run but exhausting, keeping a good pace heading into the wind for 26 miles and lots more hills. I might be feeling that tomorrow. I arrived into my next town around 4 and was met by the local newspaper- never bookended a run with news interviews! I was also treated to a free sandwich at Subway : ) I mentioned to the journalist that I didn’t have lodging for the next town and in 5 minutes she had called a cousin up that way and found me a place to stay! Also during the run, my hosts D’anne and Greg from Graham stopped by to say hi on their way to Ft. Worth, I thought that was really sweet.
So after a long day of hills I am ready for bed. One of the women I met tonight is a pilot and she might take me out tomorrow morning for a ride over the lake, if the wind isn’t too bad. More to come on that tomorrow!