Denton is a SUPER cute little town we enjoyed while staying the the Dallas area. It was about a half hour from our RV park, so after a long day of looking at motorhomes, we headed to the square for some dinner.
This place got RAVE reviews online, so we decided to check it out: Cartwright's.
This is the HALF order of chicken fried steak. Woah baby!
We enjoyed walking the square and checking out this BEAUTIFUL museum building!
We were told by a local Denton-ite that Beth Marie's was a must. Old fashioned HOMEMADE ice cream....TONS of flavor choices!
After tasting several we settled on raspberry, peach, cotton candy, smores and I forget what Destiny picked. My peach was the BEST! Oh man, real chunks of peaches in there made it taste like my moms homemade ice cream she used to make back in the day.
BOY was it WINDY in Texas! Like incessant, non stop blustery day. I think this Kansas girl had FORGOTTEN how bad it can get. We tried to go for a bike ride. Bad idea!
Dale nearly blew away..... ;)
I taught a few essential oil classes in the area for our builder, Lanya and her sweetie pie Miss Linny, and am so STINKING excited how many lives are being changed by these beautiful gifts of the earth. Vanessa drove in from Van Horn and hosted one in Andrews too. We had a nice group show up!
Texas is HOT FOR OILS! Whoop whoop!
Vanessa, had a birthday while we were there. Lanya and I asked her where she wanted to go, and she had ONE request: BABES!
I was like, um what's a babes?
You all, WOW. This pace is insane!
Ok, so first of all no menus. You pick your meat:
Chicken strips, bbq chicken, chicken fried steak, fried chicken or catfish.
Then, they bring out all you can eat sides, family style. SO STINKING COOL!
Sugar vinegar tossed salad just like great Grandma Schrock made, homemade biscuits, some kind of savory sauce green beans, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and gravy. Mm mm good!
Banana Pudding for dessert. And of course they harassed Vee and made her dance like a chicken while they sang.
We just love these gals so much! What a privilege to be able to cheer them on and support them as part of our job that rarely ever feels like one. God is so faithful!
Speaking of CHICKEN....
I was scrolling through FB and noticed one of my friends kids had the chicken pox. I thought to myself, I'd really like for the kids to get them before they get too old. (Destiny had a mild case when she was little and Ty had a pretty decent case)
Guess what showed up while we were in Texas?
THE CHICKEN POX.
So, previous to all this, Ty had itchy bug bites on his trunk and back, about a dozen or less and we blamed the dog, since she slept with him. I sprayed her with oils and Ty too. They bugged him a lot but went away in a few days, so we didn't give it another thought.
Then the girls, who slept with Sophie, got a really really bad case of the bugs. So we stripped sheets, vacuumed the mattress, treated Sophie again with oils and the girls too. The bugs must be bigger in Texas cause boy were they were so extra itchy, right?!
By the time we got home from an oils class, the girls were HEAD TO TOE covered and we realized quickly we were dealing with something else....
THE CHICKEN POX.
That explained Avery's mysterious headache the day before and her eyes hurting.
The girls got it the WORST, especially Avery! Oh man, head to toe dots and everywhere in-between. (ouchie)
And poor Destiny. They say the older you are, the harder it is on you and I have to agree. Hers lasted by far the longest and were the BIGGEST!
Pax got it last, and had the smallest pox yet, tiny dots actually. And his scabbed way faster than his sisters and again, Destiny is the last to heal up. She is still scabby on her face and body.
I am actually grateful we got our natural shingles booster and the kids got this done and over with. We figure they got it at Sun N Fun when they were playing Gaga ball with all those kids every night. The gestation period is like 10 to 15 days.
Our Arkansas friends begged us to come back for a Pox Party! LOL :) Do you remember those?
So the secret to natural comfort care is the following:
A glass spray bottle with 10 drops each doTERRA lavender, melaleuca, bergamot, eucalyptus, copaiba and a squirt of fractionated coconut oil. Fill with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar to the top. Shake and spray OFTEN! Seal in the oils with a good dose of calamine.
The kids were getting relief for about 4 hours this way.
On Guard and Oregano on feet bottoms as those are serious immune booster and the most powerful antiviral in nature. Do this hourly. (we set a timer) Bingo!
Frank Touch Roller was for the head discomfort and body aches. And the Rose Touch was a powerful tool for those spots that were driving them NUTS! Worked well.
Thank goodness for natural tools to use and what a blessing to see them get relief!
About day 5 they were all getting crabby, so we brought them home a treat after class.....
Some famous food truck was in the area, so we stopped to check out these famous funnel cakes.
I give you Sopapilla, yum. And Cookies and Cream, yum.
Oh, and while we are talking food, I want to write about Fuzzy's Tacos, so when I re read this, I remember how amazing they are!
The BEST tacos. Garlic sauce on the bottom, your pick of brisket, pulled pork, chicken or beef, normal toppings PLUS FETA. Oh my cheese loving heart! We ate these tacos THREE TIMES before we left.
Yes, we love food. Yes we love new food in new areas. Totally a highlight of life on the road! ;)
And again, lest you think I never cook. We had an Instant Pot recipe winner.
So we are doing a new thing where the kids each pick a meal, make a grocery list, shop for their items with daddy and help prepare it that night in the kitchen. Everyone felt lousy, so daddy made the meal, but it was still totally yummy!
You can trade Velvetta for shredding a fresh block of cheddar with some milk added in as it melts. We added extra seasonings too like more garlic and pepper and a drop of thyme essential oil. Great immune booster!
This blog is getting longer than usual, but I have already uploaded the pics so I am committed to finish the Texas run ON THIS POST, haha!
Last stop in Texas was Big Spring for a class.....dry, dusty, windy west Tx - Big Spring. Good thing we have some FUN friends their to hang out with!!!!!!
Sweet Mark and Vera were not scared of our "chickens", and after our class was done, invited us all back for dinner.
The kids LOVE playing at their house whenever we are through, and they ADORE Mr. Marks corn on the cob, so they were THRILLED to find it was on the menu along with fall of the bone ribs, and all kinds of fixins. He grills it husk and all, then peels it and dips it in a tupperware cracker container FULL of butter. It REALLY REALLY coated and the husk thingy makes its own handle. (very technical term there)
We had such a nice time! Vera even came over the next day to pick up our chicken poxy kids to play at their house an hour while Dale and I were at another class. They are PRECIOUS friends and some of our Texas doTERRA business partners!
We explored the area a bit one day, when all the kids were going stir crazy and get cranky at each other. They didn't last long out there, but the sunshine felt good and it boosted their spirits. That and natural fruit pops, worked like a charm! ;)
That wrapped up our time in Oil country......
DoTERRA and otherwise. ;)
Time to mosey on!
Bye Texas, see you next time!