East Texas

August 17, 2014Devon No Comments »

FullSizeRender-2To break the monotony of the latter summer months we took several weekend trips to Jay’s family East Texas tree farm and oil fields. On our trips we discovered a great restaurant, Villa Montez. Once a residence from the late 1920s, it sits perched a top a hill, converted into a restaurant. Keeping true to the original design and architecture of the home, the restaurant still bears the Spanish style roof, exterior stucco, stained glass windows, and wrought iron railing. They source all the herbs and vegetables from the grounds surrounding the restaurant. It’s a latin restaurant that really sands out. There homemade salsa is so good, you can literally drink from the bowl — which we do every time.

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FullSizeRender-4The family property is located just south of Hawkins, Texas. It spans several hundred acres and is filled with Southern Yellow Pine Trees and oil pumps. Within the property lies an ancestral cemetery that dates back to 1853.

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