Okay y’all, I’m writing this from my hometown of Georgetown, TX. This weekend is the Red Poppy Festival, & yes we are the poppy capital of Texas.
Any who, this page is dedicated to my favorite & least favorite thing each week, which I’ll post each Saturday.
So with that in mind, my Take It of the week is the Red Poppy Fest. I come back for this every year, & to visit Mama J. It is always a blast. Georgetown has doubled in size since I left, but it still retains its small town atmosphere, which make me all kinds of nostalgic. For reference, when I graduated high school there was a regular Walmart, 1 high school, & a bowling alley; now there is a Sephora, Target, a movie theater, & 2 high schools. Growing up in Georgetown, I couldn’t wait to get away from small town living. Now as an adult I really enjoy going back from time to time.
The Poppy Fest has arts & crafts, food, kettle corn, booze, & live music. I write this post as we wait for Tracey Lawrence to come on. He was a 90’s favorite for Mama J! The Red Poppy Festival started when a soldier brought back Red Poppy seeds from his deployment; he planted them in his mother’s yard & the rest, as they say, is history.
My Leave It for the week is rain! Normally, living in Texas, I am always grateful for rain…we’re in a perpetual drought. However, living in the Houston area is a different story. Houston has the worst drainage system I’ve ever encountered & it floods every time it rains. Why you’d build a city on swamp I have no idea. The only good thing to come from the #houstonflood is that my office was closed on Monday. Many houses & schools are under water. Here are a few pictures taken at the office on Monday.
Remember, “Turn around, don’t drown” is not just a cute phrase! If you can’t see the curb, don’t drive through it.
Until, next week!