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May 3, 2011 • Under:


An Abilene Remodel

Abi-who???? You probably are only familiar with the small Texas town of Abilene through songs – Sheryl Crow wrote one about Abilene. Buck Owens, Brooks and Dunne, and Trisha Yearwood all sang songs about the town. Johnny Cash, George Strait and even Bob Dylan also sang about Abilene – in fact a total of 33 songs mention this small town for some reason. I can’t honestly say if I’ve ever been to Abilene – it’s smack in the middle of nowhere, somewhere between Ft. Worth and Ft. Stockton with a population of 115,000. Think of the movie Giant with James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor to imagine the terrain. I think I probably once passed through Abilene when I drove from Austin to Lubbock to visit a college boyfriend. That was one very long drive. If you ever do find yourself in Abilene looking for a charming place to stay – consider the Sayles Ranch Guesthouses – which is an enclave of B&Bs located in the Sayles Historic District.

Recently the owner of the Sayles Ranch Guesthouses, Terry Browder, contacted me about the newest addition to their accommodations – The Cotton Eye Joe. Terry completely remodeled this guest house and thought that Cote de Texas readers would enjoy seeing it. I agree! I hope you like it as much as I do and find lots of inspiration to use for your own projects.

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