A Day in Abilene, TX and Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, TX

Adrianas Taqueria, Breckenridge

We started out the day with a breakfast burrito in Breckenridge TX. We took two cars today so Katy would have her car as we would be headed to Abilene later in the day.

Bacon and Egg Burrito, Adrianas Taqueria

We went back to the ranch house and each of us worked on our “piles”.

If you see yesterday’s post you’ll see the big tangled mess I had in the floor. A bit of reorganization led to this. Looks much better.

I really did not need to bring all the shoes! I have only worn one pair since I’ve been here.

We then set out for Abilene after going thru Chicken Express drive thru. I ate mine while George drove and then we switched up!

Wind Turbines, near Abilene,TX

We shopped around Abilene and then found a tap room that was open, much to our surprise.

Carters, Abilene

We enjoyed shopping for the grand baby buying some clothes.

Taylor County Taproom, Abilene TX
Taylor County Taproom, Abilene

Then onto grocery shopping! we loved Market Street.

We love grocery shopping! Just mainly looking for different items we don’t see back home. We bought sacks to wrap the baby items in. The grocery store was cute, and with a Starbucks!

Market Street, Abilene TX
Market Street. Abilene TX

Then we headed out for our dinner reservations. We managed to fill the afternoon time nicely. So we headed out to Buffalo Gap on the outskirts of Abilene to our restaurant.

I loved this area. It reminded me of home a bit except for the mesquite trees. The trees were gorgeous and numerous.

These were taken thru the windshield. So the color is green. I also think that the sun/heat make the pics look more yellow green and grainy. I take pics thru the window all the time and it rarely looks this bad. But you get the idea.

I would compare this area to Brentwood- less the congestion in our area near Nashville. The houses were big and there were some very unique hills. Til we got to buffalo gap and it reminded me of Savannah with sprawling trees over the roads- only smaller ones.

Then there was this as we pulled into the Perini Ranch Steakhouse property. lol

George changed shirts and shoes in the parking lot. Nobody was around thank goodness lol.

Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX

We pulled on around closer to the restaurant as we had reservations at 7:00.

Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX

We got a drink at the bar and was taken to our seat to wait for Katy and Cody.

It was about 105 degrees and they led us outside and out of the a/c. I said “oh can’t we get a table inside?” But George said our reservation choices were outside at 7 or inside at 8:30 and that was too late. But we made do. Our table was mostly in the shade. It was not humid at all. And I went to bathroom and got a paper towel and put ice in there from my ice water. I kept my neck and face cool with that since I don’t do heat very well. So the heat was a non factor. Then I spotted the kitties!

See him?

Then there more kitties! I loved this!

George in his new birthday shirt!

Doesn’t George look nice in his new shirt?

See the paper towel on my neck ????? lol

There’s kitties in them there bushes.

Above was my view of the back of the restaurant.

Fried Quail Leg appetizer

We had a fried quail leg appetizer. It was very good. We ordered and George opened “his gifts” lol 😂 lol 😂 And we have them to Katy and Cody of course.

Then suddenly I had a visitor! since I had hand sanitizer I petted him. His name was Squeakers. Or might have been a she. lol I didn’t ask but I think it was a HE.

Prime Rib, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX

My steak was about as awesome as they can come. I got the Prime Rib.

Our waitress was great and she even brought a glass of ice!

Grilled Zucchini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse

I loved the zucchini but it was way too salty.

This kitty kept climbing up the tree!

Just as cute as can be! They were very entertaining.

Texas Sheet Cake, served cold

This fudge cake dessert was heaven in a slice. It was mine! Katy got jalapeño cheesecake.

Jalapeño cheesecake, Perini Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap TX
Katy and Cody

We had a great day packed full!

The road back home seemed long but we got back about 10:30 as the ranch here was about an hour and fifteen minutes away. We looked at the stars as we came back and it was completely black except for my phone that I turned on the flash light so I could see.

We were in bed by 11 after taking dogs out!

I know Katy and Cody are tired. Just a lot going on. We’ll be out of their hair tomorrow as we leave in the morning for Hot Springs and head home. I know Katy is concentrating on school and being pregnant and Cody busy on the ranch. It’s nice of them to let us hang. But our time coming to an end. I’m sure we’ve overstayed at this point. But glad they’re being patient with us and our stuff and our doggies and our shenanigans- as defined by however they would define them.

Today we are staying in except for a mid day run to the store for tonight’s dinner and to grab lunch somewhere.

It’s supposed to be 110 today. That’s a bit extreme and will be the hottest temp I will have ever experienced in my lifetime. So we decided to hang back and rest. Not much else around to explore that we haven’t already and we don’t really need to be out in this in case the car broke down or something. But tomorrow we will leave war and I bet Hot Springs won’t be as hot.

Lots of military planes about this morning- some very loud. George said there was a base near Abilene- these are fighter jets we are hearing. Interesting. Scared me at first.

This was a long one. Let me know if you made it to the end.

8 thoughts on “A Day in Abilene, TX and Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, TX

  1. Mona

    Hey, there, Sonya! I’ve enjoyed your expeditions out shopping and eating every day. Such a fun looking area! I’ve never been to Texas. Oh my that prime rib looks like heaven on a plate! George looked very stylish in his new birthday shirt. That light green is a good color on him. I’ll be praying for safe travels home for you. I hope you get home with time to rest up before you have to head right back to work. I remember when I was working I always planned to get back from vacation a couple of days before so I could adjust and psyche myself up for the transition. lol

    River is going to be one spoiled grand baby – as well he should be! How fun for you!

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  2. Yep, made it to the end.
    George looks nice in the nice green shirt! Happy birthday to him!!
    Good job on organizing your mess on the floor. lol
    Enjoy your last night and I’m sure the kids will miss you guys.

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  3. Lauren

    Your meal looks fab. I would love the Texas sheet cake. I can’t imagine that kind of heat. I don’t see how kids could play outdoors. It is 84 degrees here today. Not too bad. I hope you and your husband have a safe trip home. It is nice to visit somewhere but there is no place as comfortable as your own home and bed.

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  4. I got there. Wow, 100 is my happy place, that’s 40C here. Much of our summer is over 30C and we usually get a few stretches of 40C in a row. I went hiking at 113 once. We get used to the heat in Australia. 😉

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