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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Round Top Festival Hill Institute!

How are you tonight? On my last post I wrote about my volunteering at the Round Top Festival Hall. I wish I was a writer and had the words to describe the magnificent beauty of this hall.
In the first picture is the smaller library where I stuffed the envelopes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here is how the bottom cabinets look in the library.

I have never seen a ceiling like they have through out the building.
After I finished with the envelopes I walked on stage of the concert hall and snapped a quick picture with my IPhone Never do I have my camera when I need it

This is a picture of the balcony seating.

Please click on these pictures where it will take you to a slide show and you can see the wood work. Look at the ceiling of the concert hall.
Have you ever seen anything like this? I feel like this is something you would see in New York not in a small town of 90 people in Texas. lol

One of the best things about volunteering is being invited to their lunches. Their lovely dining hall for staff is in the basement of one of the homes located on the grounds. This one is called The Menske House.

Can you see the stairs leading to the basement. There is a wreath hanging there on the wall. I would of given anything to have taken a picture inside this dining room. Incredibly beautiful and the food is prepared by two chef's and needless to say the best food I have ever eaten.

It amazes me that the staff eat like King's and Queen's everyday. I told them I would work there for food.
You would really have to watch yourself if you had food like this every day. Can you imagine the weight I would gain.

I will go back soon and take my camera and visit the herb garden and show you some of their gorgeous flowers.

My son Clint phoned me earlier today and ask if I were going to home tomorrow evening. He explained that he is going to be in Houston on business next week and wanted to stop by on his way and take me to dinner. I of course am excited to be able to spend some quality time with him. Just me and my son talking. Doesn't get any better than that! I have a roast I just bought so I think instead of going out I should just fix it and that way we can just relax more before he drives on to Houston.

Sending you much love and wishes for a fabulous week ahead. Enjoy your Sunday. I hope God Blesses You and Keeps You Safe.

Love to All


wendy said...

Love the pictures! Have a wonderful time with your son, and a great weekend.

Gorges Smythe said...

Looks like a nice place. Hope you and your son have as much time as possible together.

Garden of Egan said...

What a great experience. Good for you for volunteering. The world needs more of you.

Love that woodwork! Delicious.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I think it is only right to be award a delicious lunch for all your hard work. Beautiful building and woodwork.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great photos of a beautiful place Maggie.. what a terrific idea to volunteer and get to be a part of it all. thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your time with Clint.
luv n hugs

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Shirley said...

Good Morning Maggie, Isn't it nice to be able to visit with our children. I have so enjoyed your visits and your post. I am off to the nursing home to see hubby as I do every day. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Julia said...

Hi there sweet Maggie,
wow, I love the woodwork in that place. I can imagine the hours of work to create that masterpiece. I wish that people would still have the attentions to details like they had in the old days.

No wonder you like volunteering there and the food prepared by two chefs. It would be a great incentive for anyone to volunteer to work there.

I'm so glad that you will be spending some time with your son. A home cooked meal by mom should be irresistible. I hope that you both have a great time together.

I've checked my emails every time I go in the office and it's quite often and I still haven't heard about Thinkerbell. I hope it's nothing serious.

Have a great week,
Sending my love and some good Canadian hugs, ha,ha,ha,


Decadent Housewife said...

The woodwork is wonderful. Thank you for showing it. It looks grand and cozy all at once.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That's is a beautiful building and bet it's enjoyable volunteering there.

Arkansas Patti said...

I had to Google that place to see how on earth in a town so small they could support such a beautiful place . Very impressive and it is evidently well known.
Just beautiful and I can see why you volunteer there. I hope you get to see the shows free.
Have a good time with your son.

yaya said...

Looks like a tranquil place to just sit and think. The woodwork is amazing...and a delish lunch too? Great time! When I saw the stage I thought you were going to say you started to sing...don't tell me you weren't tempted? OK, maybe it would just have been me who'd be tempted! Enjoy your time with your son!

Sue said...

I can think of nothing better than dinner one-on-one with one of my kids. Have fun!


PS. Looks like a wonderful place to volunteer. And the food sounds delish!!

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Willow said...

Beautiful Hall indeed and so nice to be a volunteer . The lunch house is nothing to sneeze at either.
Have fun with yours son this weekends.
Hugs Willow

Willow said...

Beautiful Hall indeed and so nice to be a volunteer . The lunch house is nothing to sneeze at either.
Have fun with yours son this weekends.
Hugs Willow