I love living outside of the big cities. I truly do.
We lived in the metroplex (DFW) for most of my life, then when we moved out to Wise County, discovered just how much fun it is to live in a place where almost every weekend, when the weather is good (and sometimes not so good) there is some sort of festival or fun thing going on.
Saturday we ventured out to a full day of visiting different festivals and events. The weather was beautiful so we needed to get out and see what was happening.
First, in Decatur, was the Biker Bash, hosted by Full Armor Church. We know the Pastor, Doc Dennis and his team, so going out to see what was happening there, was a must.
Then we headed north to Bowie's famous Chicken and Bread Days. We met a Bowie treasure and she shared the story of Chicken and Bread days. We had such a great time that I did an entire podcast about it. Take some time to listen, you will be glad you did as I share a tidbit of Texas history. As well, you will discover the grit of a true Texas hero. To view the podcast, go to https://rumble.com/v1mey2o-episode-9-the-legacy-decision.html.
It was a beautiful day, and the streets were full of antique cars, so my hubby really enjoyed it. There were food vendors, people selling their wares, a barrel train for the kiddos, and lots of other great stuff. Even a Fiddling Contest.
Then we rounded off the day by going to a fish fry. We live in a tiny town, called Alvord. We only have a Volunteer Fire Department, so they have a fish fry every year to raise money. I love helping sponsor, but we also attend every year. They have a silent, then a live auction, even auctioning off homemade cakes. I think the cakes are what brings in the most money.
It's always so nice to see our friends and neighbors, eat some good fish, and just enjoy the evening. Even watching the kids play ball out by the fire trucks.
We went home that evening tired, full, and happy.
We had no idea how wonderful it is to live in such an amazing community.
All the years we lived in a metropolitan area, we had no idea these things took place. We never knew that in one day we could visit 3 different towns with 3 different events, and meet so many precious people.
There are things like this going on all the time here in Wise and Montague Counties, almost every month, if not every weekend.
I am truly grateful for all the hard work and the heart it takes to do these events.