Our Home on the River
This is the new home of Virgo Boxers looking from the street. We are truly blest to be living on the beautiful San Marcos River in The Falls at Martindale a few miles east of San Marcos, Texas.
The Kennel is to the right of our house looking from the street. There is a fenced paddock area to the right of the kennel building. This picture was taken on February 28, 2001.
This is our orchard in mid May. We have peaches, plums, pears, figs, apricots, and necterines. The trees are really loaded with fruit.
Our kennel now matches the house
We have a small patio with a propane grill. This is where Boomer, Tanzi, and Celeste play and act tough when someone comes by.
Our breezeway looking toward the street. There is nearly always a breeze blowing though here and we have a set of wind chimes hanging in it to provide us with soft, soothing, beautiful musical sounds.
We have two wooden decks facing the river. This is the upper deck outside our living room door.
Our lower deck is 80 feet long.
We have a dock on the river which is ideal for catching fish and launching canoes or just relaxing.
This view is looking up river (to the left of the dock).
Looking down river (to the right of the dock).
We had a minor flood last November and a major flood this November. The next picture is the way the bed and breakfast deck across the river usually looks.
This is the way it looked the first weekend in November, 2000.
This is the way it looked the morning of November 16th, 2001
The cypress tree is normally on the shore just below our dock.
This year the water rose to within two feet of our lower deck. In this picture, the water has started back down. You can see the debris on the third step down. In 1998, it touched the bottom of the deck. That was called a 100 year flood. I guess we have now had two 100 year floods in three years.
We found this small water snake in our neighbor's yard after the water receded.
The bridge into Martindale was under water for about a day. We were very fortunate to not suffer any damage, but many others in the area were not so lucky.
This is our daughter Beth, her husband Ande, their son Dane, and daughter Tess sitting under one of their cypress trees. They also live on the river less than a half mile from our home.
The weather vane on the roof of the kennel is one of Market Boomer's favorite trophies from the Blue Bonnet (Houston) Boxer Club.
Looking from the paddock area toward the house.
Inside the kennel looking toward the house.
Inside the kennel looking toward the
Rigo enjoying the air conditioning with the outside temperature over 100 degrees F.