A cool night - down in the high 30's but the sun rose and the temps warmed up nicely to just barely 60 and there was just a gentle breeze!! A great day to go explore the town.
This house was built in 1900 as a winter home for the gentleman who invented barbed wire. Hard to believe that our house was built in the same year!! Our house doesn't look anything like this!! This villa's exterior is all original and it does not show the magnificence of the quality of antiques that furnish it. Some pieces are from the 1700's. The docent was very knowledgeable about the people who had owned the home and about the furnishings. The 10 rooms encircle the peristyle which has this fountain as its centerpiece.
Thursday morning we will move out of Texas and on into Louisiana - but who knows where!