Day 54: “Visiting with” Longhorns

January 3, 2012

On the Road, outdoors, Pets & Animals

We made it out of Texas.


First we had to find some Texas Longhorn cattle.

You see the other day Thing 2 and I decided we wanted to see some Texas Longhorn cattle close up. So I went online to look for nearby ranches.  We started calling around asking if the ranches allowed visitors. One phone call (from Brent) went like this.

“Hi. My family and I are from California and we are looking some longhorn cattle. Do you have any that we could come and visit with?”


“You don’t do anything like that? Oh okay. Well thanks.”

Mistake #1 – “from California”, i.e., weirdos

Mistake #2 – “visit with“, i.e., WEIRDOS

Who visits with cows? Weird Californians who live in a RV that’s who. He might as well asked if we could have tea time with the Longhorns. ” Oh but it’s organic green tea full of antioxidants.”

However, as it turned out, there was a quaint Longhorn ranch right next to our campground. It was a bed and breakfast, Front 30 Ranch Guest House, run by the friendliest retired couple. They even smiled politely when I asked if they minded if I did a workout with the Longhorns because working out with longhorns is much more acceptable than visiting with longhorns. Very gracious folks indeed. They walked us out to the pasture while the boys made friends with their dog, Abbey. We didn’t get to pet the Longhorns (Abbey made them nervous) but we got closer than we had ever been and had a nice “visit”. We also enjoyed visiting with the owners who shared how they had built and cultivated the ranch themselves.

Front 30 Ranch is lovely, almost as lovely as the couple who runs it. Large rolling meadows stretch into the surrounding cedar forests. The guest house with its inviting porch overlooks the serene pastures of the Texas Longhorns. It almost makes me wish we didn’t have our RV. This would be the perfect place to come and relax at Lake Texoma. Our boys would have happily stayed all day and so would have we had we not had to get on the road to Oklahoma.

Love and Laughter,




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I’m Jenn and I’m so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I’m stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Day 54: “Visiting with” Longhorns”

  1. Mariza Says:

    My girls and my husband always got excited when seeing longhorns. We had some neighbors in Austin who had Longhorns and eeeevery time they were out we had to stop to see them. They are cute, they just stare. These people also had buffalos. Those are sweet too.


  2. [email protected] Says:

    Sounds like you had a nice “visit.” 🙂 Great photos!


  3. Elizabeth Molina Says:

    Hey Jenn!
    For some reason most of your pics didn’t come up on my computer:( Is it just mine or did others have the same problem? If you didn’t get to see a longhorn close up, you can always go see the huge one that is usually at the SB showgrounds during fiesta in August:) We miss you!


  4. Katie @ An Authentic Life Says:

    Well, at least you learned what NOT to say the next time you want to “visit” with something…!!!

    Love reading your adventures!


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