Have you ever wanted to take the road less traveled
or been tempted to step away from the crowd & start your own journey?
What wonders might await you, just around the next bend?
Who would have ever thought little ole Round Top, home to 77 people & the junk capital of the world,
was also home to one of the best kept secrets in Texas.
it truly is, Glorious!
At the end of one of our busy days of junkin our tour guide, Charlene of 'My Heart's Ease', had mentioned wanting to take us to see this amazing music institute. I think getting back to the fields was primary in every body's mind, but as we started to drive by,
Charlene made an executive decision.
"We don't have to stay very long, but I do think this is worth seein!" she said with her adorable southern accent, as we turned down the drive.
We were so blessed to have the lovely Charlene leading us.
Thank You Sweetest of Friends, for taking us on the 'Road Less Traveled'.
While 1,000's of junker's shopped the fields of Round Top,
we were nestled away from the rest of the world at one of the most beautiful,
tranquil places I have ever seen...
a place of complete serenity.
& it's remarkable grounds,
it's corridors & paths
drawing you forward into a world of peace
I wandered alone on these grounds wanting to take in every magical sight & sound...
the Madonna & Child, hidden alcoves
& the soft, constant sound of water.
I have been to Rome, toured the Vatican & walked the historic Missions's of California & Texas...
but this simple chapel in the hill country of Texas, touched my soul.
Can you sense it?
Can you feel it?
Can you see it?
The Edythe Bates Old chapel was built in La Grange, Texas in 1883 as the Episcopal Methodist Church & was moved to this location in 1994...
& to our glory, the doors were open.
The only light we had once inside, was what streamed through the antique stained glass windows
& illuminated the dark within, again MAGIC!
Now don't get me wrong...
I LOVE my Junk Gypsy's & Magnolia Pearl,
I LOVE the fields filled with junk & treasures,
I LOVE Royer's pie & Blue Bell ice cream & Bar-B-Que,
but the highlight for me on this trip, was the Sweet Sanctuary at the
Thank you God & Miss Charlene, for the 'Roads Less Travelled',
for every time I have taken one, it has been, AMAZING! ;)