Recently my sweet husband bought me a shotgun for my birthday, it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. So, when Father’s Day rolled around, I couldn’t resist getting him something unexpected too- a trip!!
I purchased two tickets in the Presidential car on the Texas State Railroad. He was about as thrilled with this gift as I was with the shotgun, but as it turned out we both had a blast.
If you live in Central Texas or even Dallas, I recommend driving to the area the night before and see some of the beautiful East Texas Piney woods scenery. We opted to stay in an Airbnb near Athens which was truly perfect.
If you are planning a trip to the Athens area, be sure to stay at one of the cabins on Mossbridge Farm. The cabins are truly lovely. The hosts are welcoming but not intrusive and the 10-acre property is wonderful to explore. The cabins themselves are beautifully decorated with so many extra welcoming details such as farm fresh eggs, cookies and wine. Enjoy the wine on the gorgeous screened porch, read , rest and relax.