Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn- and Extended Stay Suites- The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
 Happy Independence Day!! Let's all celebrate this fantastic country we live in.
  July is considered the middle of summer because if the school holidays, although we all know August is truly the middle of summer-and the hottest month. We will feature anything that may be going on in the area and a couple of our favorite places to eat in the area.

The first thing we need to feature is not actually in Tyler! It is in Kilgore, which is about 30 minutes East of Tyler. It is so much entertainment-it is not to be missed  The plays and dates are below.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
June 25th, July 2nd, July 4th, July 10th*, July 12th*, July 17th, July 19th, July 22nd, July 23rd*, and July 25th          * Denotes Matinee
Shakespeare's most famous comedy, performed every day of the year somewhere in the world. Touched with magic and loaded with laughs, it is considered one of the ten most brilliant comedies ever written.

  The Nerd 
June 26th, July 3rd*, July 5th*, July 10th, July 12th, July 15th, July 16th*, July 18th*, July 23rd, and July 25th            *Denotes Matinee
The Nerd is a modern American comedy written by Larry Shue, who also wrote The Foreigner which was a huge success in the Festival's 2013 season. Along with The Foreigner, The Nerd is one of the most frequently-produced comedies of the American theatre, guaranteed to elicit almost-endless laughter from its audience. 
  Twelfth Night
June 27th, July 3rd, July 5th, July 8th, July 9th*, July 11th*, July 16th, July 18th, July 24th*, and July 26th*            *Denotes Matinee
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them" and "Love sought is good, but given unsought is better" are two examples of the poetic wisdom in Shakespeare's masterpiece Twelfth Night.  
  Man of La Mancha
June 28th, July 1st, July 2nd*, July 4th*, July 9th, July 11th, July 17th*, July 19th*, July 24th, July 26th             *Denotes Matinee
Man of La Mancha is one of the most universally admired American musical dramas. Based on the classic novel by Cervantes, a Spanish contemporary of Shakespeare, it features such beautiful songs as "The Impossible Dream" and "Dulcinea", and tells the inspiring story of Don Quixote's noble quest for an ideal world. 
  The Belle of Amherst
July 14th at 2:00 and 7:30          July 15th at 2:00 and 7:30         July 18th at 10:00 a.m.
The Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play written by William Luce about the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. Throughout the evening, the actress plays fifteen different characters. 

  The Princess
 and the Players
July 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st,
 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 
and 25th at 10:00 a.m.
When a spoiled young princess 
 to be entertained, young William
Shakespeare and his troupe of 

actors perform a new play for her. 

Click here for more info on all

 The Liberty Theatre is featuring
 some great patriotic shows in July

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
July 2 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
July 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

Forrest Gump (1994)
July 16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley face bumper sticker and meets several presidents. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Will Forrest get his happily ever after? We all root for Forrest because he is the complete reflection of someone making the most of the time he has on this earth.

The Quebe's in concert
July 18 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for the floor
$20 for front balcony
$15 for back balcony
$150 for VIP Box - seats 4

 When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. When the girls sing their three-part harmony, audiences are blown away. The Quebe’s unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz & swing standards, and Texas style fiddling.
Awarded the "Crescendo Award," by the Western Music Association and winner of the "Western Swing Album of the Year" from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters have released their latest album, "Every Which-A-Way".
Performance highlights include appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC's Lincoln Center, "The Marty Stuart Show", "The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree" and "The Smithsonian Folklife Festival".  "One thing is for sure, you don't see a group like the Quebe Sisters Band come along everyday," says Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs. "Give them your undivided attention and if you're not already, you too, will become a fan." 
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
July 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Captain Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is killed in action. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men to find Sgt. Ryan and bring him home. This is the story of the men who are given this strange and dangerous mission. Is one man's life more valuable than another?

Found a site that lists many of the live music venues in Tyler. If you click here
you may access it and see who and where you may want to light when you are staying at The Rosevine Inn!!
The Tyler Civic Theatre is doing productions this Summer!! We just missed Les Miserables ): but there are two the month of July --First  
July 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
 The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers.
All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into The Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging –for young performers. Into The Woods JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.

July 23, 2015 - August 2, 2015
The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when 'That'll Be the Day' hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on "The Day the Music Died".
The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including 'That'll Be the Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Everyday', 'Oh Boy', 'Not Fade Away', 'Rave On' and 'Raining in My Heart', plus Ritchie Valens' 'La Bamba' and the Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace'.
The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.
Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe)
 Two Great and wonderful Restaurants in Tyler!!

There is a really great patio in Tyler-it is at a grocery store (of all places) called
FRESH BY BROOKSHIRES. This is a wonderful place to go for fireworks viewing!! They have live music on Friday and Saturday, too. Great food-beer and wine. Then at dark thirty the neighborhood just to the northeast does their fireworks display. It is perfect.

The next place we want to feature this time is 
A Destination Restaurant Come to Lago del Pino to experience all that makes Tyler’s destination restaurant an oasis in the countryside. From its spectacular private lake views and its distinctive fountain show, to its eclectic live music, relaxed dining, and fabulous wine list, you’ll quickly recognize all that makes dining at Lago del Pino more than just a memorable meal. Our chef
prepares a variety of traditional cuisine including fine steaks, pasta, one-of-a-kind burgers, gluten free options, and fresh seasonal vegetables and salads. 

They also have live music on the weekend and a fabulous patio. My bet is they will have fireworks over the lake on the 4th, although I can't find any info on this!

Canton First Monday is July 2-5 and in August July 30-August 2.
Hope this may help with your shopping plans-If you don't want to
brave the Summer heat stay in Tyler and visit the best antique mall in Texas.

302 East Locust St, Tyler Tx 75702

That place we remember when the present doesn't quite measure up to our expectations. Enjoy the nostalgia of days gone by with a pleasant visit to Ye Olde City Antique Mall where you can find those items that bring back precious memories.
     There has been an antique mall and/or flea market at the current location of Ye Olde City for decades.  Over the years, the property languished and lost much of its former charm.  In April 2007, the Powell brothers, Bert and Robert, acquired the property from the Swann Estate.  A lot of time and effort has gone in to restoring the property to its former self and to creating an atmosphere of "old world charm".
    Our Dealers add a nice warmth and friendliness to make your shopping experience a pleasant one.  We hope you enjoy the way that the mall flows.  New surprises lurk around every corner.  Hopefully, you will find whatever you want!
That's it for now -  come on and spend a night or two, or more!! at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast 
You can rest relax and follow our  motto::
One minute you are relaxing, the next you are playing, then you meet a new friend!
Return to your carefree days when your biggest worries were: When can we go out to play? When do we go to bed? What's for breakfast? 

 Bye till next time!!
Innkeeper Becca signing off

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn- and Extended Stay Suites- The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
As the song goes " June is bustin out all over". We had a REALLY wet May. Hope your family is safe and dry. Tyler is beautiful and green after all the spring rains, and we are hoping that it means we will have a rather comfortable summer. The evenings have been off and on with the courtyard and barn fire depending on the temperature, but most mornings have featured a lovely setting for breakfast with the fountain and fireplace! You need to make a reservation at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast so you can, too, enjoy the days with us. Below see some of the fun things happening near us next month.

Jewels in the Garden Gardening Conference

After attending the garden tour in May, there is incentive to attend this event-learn much from the masters!
The Smith County Master Gardeners are hosting a one day gardening conference. Three noted gardening Visit the website for scheduling and registration information.
Experts will give four presentations. Local vendors will have items for sale. Tours of gardens designed and maintained by the Master Gardeners, within the Tyler Rose Garden, after the program. Lunch included Open to the public

June 6, 2015 – A Special One-day Conference
Smith County Master Gardeners proudly present a special conference dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee, who passed away January 9, 2015.

Location: Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, TX 75702
Registration: 8:30 AM Program: 9:00 AM
Cost: $25 thru May 15, $35 after May 15. (Lunch included)

I do not have much info on this but bet it is going to be good

Dwight Yoakam- Richard Callahan- Senor Gringo in Tyler
June 13, 2015 Saturday   8:00 PM


2000 W Front Street 

Tyler, Texas 75702

This month at

 This is Spinal Tap (1984)June 4 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7
In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop.

 The Blues Brothers (1980) June 11 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if someone pays $5,000 in back tax on the property. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

 Online Tickets are $15 - $20 depending on night or a VIP ticket for all 3 nights is $45
Door tickets are $20-25 per night or $50 for all 3 nights (door sales start one hour before showtime)
Saturday night Family Friendly show is $8 online or at the door
VIP Box tickets for any night is $100 - a box seats 4 people

VIP ticket for all shows all 3 nights is $45

Click here to buy

 Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. - Stand-Up Showcase, hosted by Brandon Davidson and Tyler Elliott. Twelve comedians - vying to make you laugh!!!

1. Dalton Pruitt (Denton)
2. Tyler Simpson (Dallas)
3. Isaac Kozell (New Orleans)

4. Ku Egenti (Houston)
5. Tim Edwards (Dallas)
6. Dante Martinez (Dallas)
7. Alex Gaskin (Denton)
8. Brett Robinson (Fayetteville, Ar)
9. Damon Sumner (Atlanta)
10. Jasmine Ellis (Dallas)
11. Scott Crisp (Dallas)
12. Kristin O’Brien (Boston) 

 Jamey Whitley, Brad Johnson, Austin Day, R.J. Norman and Erfan Vafaie.
 Saturday, June 20 - 7:30 p.m."Card 53" - Tickets are $8
Card 53 will kick off the last night of the Comedy Festival this year by continuing their

celebration of  5 years of "Improv Make-em Ups." Card 53 will risk comedic failure by taking audience suggestions to create scenes and musical games completely improvised in  front of you. 
Ok for 13 and up. 
 Saturday, June 20 - 9 p.m.Dan St. Germain. Tickets are $20
We are so excited to wrap up the 2015 ETEX Comedy Festival with an amazing night of comedic genius! Our very own Brandon Davidson will be our host for the evening.  Davidson’s comedy is honest and super-duper adorable, just like him. His unusual perspective has earned him respect from his peers and and high fives from his kids. He is a regular Hyena’s Comedy Clubs, Backdoor Comedy and LMAO Paris. Brandon performs his comedy in colleges, clubs and bars across the South. He once used the bathroom next to former President Bill Clinton at a movie theater while watching the smash hit Encino Man. He'll be giving piggy back rides after
the show.

Jay Whitecotton is the product of a paranoid schizophrenic mother who thought aliens came down with British royalty to impregnate her, a manic depressive alcoholic father who would beat him in the middle of the night, and a brother who spent most of his life in jail possibly because Mom made him shoot a guy over a bad crack deal. BANANAS!
 He survived 5 years of homelessness, overcome many bad relationships, and decided to pursue his love of stand up comedy after the band didn't 'make it'.  By 2012, Jay was voted Reader’s Choice Best Local Comedian by the San Antonio Current and immediately moved to Austin, TX. Since then he’s been featured at many festivals including The Limestone Comedy Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Hell Yes! Comedy Fest, The Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and Punk Rock & Bowling Las Vegas. In 2015, Whitecotton did his second tour sponsored by Doug Stanhope’s Celebrity Death Pool and signed a record deal with Stand Up! Records. His debut album will be released later this year.” 

Lauren Davis is a comedian, writer, actor, and all-around weirdo. She can be seen performing weekly at Dallas Comedy House with her improv troupes "Funny Scenez," "LYLAS," and

"Please Like Us," as well as her sketch group "Fraud City." She does stand-up mostly at bar shows but sometimes hosts at the Hyena's Comedy Nightclubs in Dallas and Fort Worth. If you're REALLY into stand-up, check out her online video interviews with local comics, "Comedians in Bars Drinking Alcohol". Lauren's other hobbies are being poor and trying her hardest.  Dan St. Germain is from New York and has performed stand up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the “College Humor Live” National Tour. St. Germain has also appeared on MTV’s “World of Jenks” and is a 2009 ECNY nominee for “Best Emerging Comic”. He was featured on Comedy Central.Com during “Indecision 2010” and has been a contributing writer for “The Onion News Network” and The Onion Sports Network on Comedy Central. He and Mike Lawrence are producers of “Auld Lanxiety”, a show that features the worst jokes in New York City. Lately, St. Germain has been featured on Sirius XM Radio and the wildly popular “WTF” with Marc Maron podcast. St. Germain is also active on the festival circuit – performing at the Eugene Mirman Fest, Boston Comedy Festival, Hoboken, Bridgetown, and South by Southwest to name a few. Notably, he was named one of the ‘Best New Faces’ at the 2011 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. 

Tickets for the Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl will be available two ways as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27: in person at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin during gallery business hours, or online at the link below (small service fee applies). DO NOT POSTPONE IF YOU WANT TICKETS! This event sold out prior to opening time last year, and we anticipate an even earlier sell-out this year. The Wine Swirl itself is on Saturday, June 27, and tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Downtown Tyler revitalization.…/Downtown_Tyler_Wine_Swirl/

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) June 25 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 The movie tells the story of rock singer "Pink" who is sitting in his hotel room in Los Angeles, burnt out from the music business and only able to perform on stage with the help of drugs. Based on the 1979 double album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd, the film begins in Pink's youth where he is crushed by the love of his mother. Several years later, he is punished by the teachers in school because he is starting to write poems. He slowly begins to build a wall around himself to protect himself from the world. The film shows all this in massive and epic pictures until the very end where he tears down the wall and breaks free

Come see Some great new homes and ideas

Gladewater Round-up Rodeo kicks off on June 10th at 8:15PM and every night up to the 13th
Since 1937, Gladewater has featured one of the best known, nationally sanctioned PRCA rodeos in America.  For reservations, after Memorial Day, call 903-845-5126 or www.gladewaterrodeo.comCome Join in on the family fun.
The Rodeo Kicks off on June 10th at 8:15PM
Come join us June 10th through the 13th for some good clean family fun!

Jesus in the Park

 Are you facing fear, anxiety, frustration, illness, or financial stress? We invite residents of Tyler and surrounding areas to join us in lifting up the name of Jesus at “Jesus in the Park”.  Come Experience healing, deliverance, restoration, and the power of God. Food and fellowship will follow this awesome event.

Location: Bergfeld Park, Tyler, TX.
   When:  Saturday, June 13th from 3-6 p.m.

Jesus in the Park!
For more information contact Dionne at 903-253-6848
For questions...

 George Lawton (Grandpa) has finally been convinced by his two grandchildren to move out of his large home and into a retirement center. Having lost his beloved wife a few years ago, the home is too much for George to handle. He reluctantly agrees. All of his items have been moved out, except those in his attic. Unbeknownst to him, his grandchildren have invited his former barbershop chorus members to come help him move. Bringing out item after item not only brings back memories, but also songs by his former barbershop buddies. The memories are funny, inspiring, and touching, as George is able to recall and talk about many memories of his life.

This is a feel-good story for all ages and one that will touch the hearts and lives of many. Looking back over our lives is both a joyous and, sometimes painful process to which we all can relate.
 Please come and join the East Texas Men In Harmony as they present Grandpa’s Attic on June 20th at the Robert E. Lee High School Fine Arts Center at 2:30 pm and 7 pm. Tickets click here
Just opened for the season
We at Echo Springs are proud of our reputation of having “Texas’ Finest Blueberries”, and we
work hard to consistently maintain and present a superior blueberry farm. Every year, Echo Springs attracts visitors from across the U.S. who come to pick or purchase our “Texas’ Finest Blueberries”. Blueberries from Echo Springs receive their superior taste from the labyrinth of natural fresh water springs flowing under the ground.
Click here for the website 

Then of course we have to mention First Monday Weekend! And guess what? There is not a First Monday Weekend in June! What!!! No because June first falls on Monday-the weekend before was is May and the Next First Monday weekend will be Fourth of July weekend-now that does not happen very often. So, if you are going Canton First Monday Trade days will be July 2-5-So make your plans now.
Speaking of July 4th-Come to Tyler a weekend early for fireworks
 June 27 – First Baptist Church Tyler presents FREE fireworks festival over the lake on the South Tyler Campus, located at 17002 Hwy 69 South (just south of Loop 49 at FM 2813 and Hwy 69S) The event is free, but they do ask that each family bring 3 canned goods to be donated to the Tyler Family Assistance Center.

There is always a great deal of live music in the area every weekend-even some weekdays at many of our fine eating establishments in town. Make your plans today to come and rest and relax with us at The
Rosevine Inn where
Fires Burn Nightly(unless it reaches 80 degrees!) and breakfast is served daily.       

Until next time-
Innkeeper Becca
signing off

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn- and Extended Stay Suites- The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
 Mother's Day is almost here! Hope you can let your mom know how much she is appreciated and loved. Hey! How about a wonderful stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast!  We have gift certificates available for any amount! May also means graduation for many-our place is a great place for your out of town family to enjoy when attending a ceremony. There is always lots to do here or just rest and relax at the Inn. It is up to you.  This month we are going to feature fun things to do in the area. We will talk about some of the summer camps, so you make your plans now to stay with us when dropping off or picking up your campers!

Let's start  with the Liberty Theatre in downtown Tyler. They always have fun events, speakers, movies, etc. We usually feature the happenings there in every blog!

TX Speaker Series Presents Peter Roussel

May 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door

This is Peter Roussel. He currently live in Houston, Texas. He formerly lived in Washington, DC where I spent 1981 - 1987 serving in the White House as a Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President Reagan. Prior to that, he first came to Washington as Press Secretary to a then-Congressman from Houston named George Bush and served as his Press Secretary when he was in Congress, when he ran for Senate in 1970; and when he was US Ambassador to the United Nations. Later he had my first tour of duty under President Ford from 1974 - 1976.

One of my favs!

Terms of Endearment (1983)
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage to a weak man, Aurora works hard to control her daughter throughout her life. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.
May 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Imitation of Life (1959)

May 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

 Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned, she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.

Mildred Pierce (1945)

May 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

 Mildred Pierce dotes on her daughters while husband Bert looks to Maggie Binderhof for affection. They separate leaving Mildred to raise the girls on her own. Elder daughter Veda goads her mother about their lack of money and in response Mildred proposes opening a small restaurant. Realtor Wally Fay advises her while making numerous rebuffed passes and introduces her to Monte Baragon whose property becomes the first of a chain of restaurants. Mildred has an affair with Monte. Meanwhile, money-hungry Veda pretends to be pregnant by wealthy Ted Forrester in order to bilk his family of $10,000. Mildred tears up the check, is slapped by Veda, and orders her daughter to leave. After time away, Mildred returns to find Veda singing in a cheap club. Veda will return only if Mildred promises luxury, so Mildred agrees to marry Monte in exchange for a third of her businesses. It soon becomes clear that something is going on between Veda and Monte. Mildred learns of this only after Monte has sold...

 New York, Texas Zip Line Adventures
Leave your fears behind..............
 as you experience the thrill of a lifetime at New York, Texas ZipLine Adventures.  You will be on a guided adventure tour with 6 ziplines  topped off with

some of the most breathtaking 30-plus mile views of the East Texas Countryside.  Your zipline adventure will
take you soaring through towering pines, hardwoods and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas.

 New York, Texas  ZipLine Adventures is located in the New York Community just 15-20 minutes east of Athens where the  East Texas Hill Country begins.    Along with your ZipLine Tour,  enjoy the wildlife and  learn about the local ecology or just relax in a beautiful,  peaceful,  private setting.   We are definately in the country, so enjoy your travel to some of the most scenic  landscape in all of TEXAS!
 New York, Texas  ZipLine Adventures is located in the New York Community at  Shultz Mountain Ranch.  The 1910 Historical Home was relocated from nearby Jacksonville, Texas in 2001 by the owners, Charles & Connie Shultz.   The home has been restored to its present condition and is occupied by the Shultz family.  The homesite has breathtaking panoramic views and abundant wildlife and sits atop the highest elevation in east Texas.

The Shultz's have 3 grown children, Chad, Carson & Carley and  now  the newest family member, Case Shultz who was born in Dec. 2011.  And who could forget  Winston, the families boxer dog who loves to greet everyone who visits and he just might tag along on an occasional  zipline tour.  Nature was left undisturbed as much as possible to enhance  an adventure tour of a lifetime.   Each guest has the opportunity to experience  the natural beauty of the steep, rocky hillside  while zipping through the tree tops.
For more information click here
Or call 903-681-3791   It is so much fun! The second photo is our niece Carly Wright!!

Come join us for an unforgettable dinner and experience.  From 4-6:30, shop with some unique and amazing vendors.  Dinner will be served at 6:30.  Then get ready for an event unlike any other.  Designed with women in mind, you’ll laugh till the tears roll and then be profoundly inspired by women who will share their own stories.  You will leave encouraged and with a fresh perspective.
Tickets are $8 More info click here

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

Established in 1952, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the nation's largest rose garden, spanning 14 acres.
The gardens include over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 different varieties, as well as reflecting pools,

walkways and fountains. It was listed in 2011 in's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the
The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors, and offer a diversity of photographic opportunities.
They are the location for numerous wedding photo shoots, school group photos, parties, reunions and professional photography as well.
 It is one of 24 All American Rose Selection (AARS) test gardens in the country, and also includes a unique Idea Garden created and maintained by the Smith County Master Gardeners.

This is the time of year to visit the gardens. The weather is great and the roses are  in their first bloom!! Rosevine Inn is only 1 mile from the garden, too.

Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park is a state park north of Tyler, Texas. It is 985.5 acres  in Smith County, north of Tyler. The park includes a 64-acre  lake. The land was deeded by private owners in 1934 and 1935; original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park opened in 1939.
Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed - 5 mph (8.0 km/h) speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study.  Need more info click below
Another great place to visit in the area is a little town west of Tyler about 25 minutes
There are great shops and music most every night! Here's a few other things happening in May!
 Grand Opening and Art Show at the BCAC
Saturday, May 2nd- 5:00pm: The Ben Creative Art Center presents the artwork of Kerian Massey. A local artist who paints whimsical objects of fun and desire, she is a deep part of the community as well. The open house will have live music, light fare, and libations.
 Jeff Allen Hometown Throwdown Weekend Celebration
Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16: Friday night will be alright for sighting Clay Thrash rocking it out on the Moore's Store Stage. Saturday night Kimberly Kelly opens for Jeff Allen and his posse. These are the nights that make Ben Wheeler the place to be.
 Community Crawfish Boil
 Saturday, May 16: Come out and support our local fire department and get filled up with some mudbugs and some fixins! Time TBD
 Gum Creek Spring Fling!
Saturday, May 16: Gum Creek celebrates our first year open with 35% off the entire store! 
 Cruise Night In Ben Wheeler
Thursday, May 28: One of the most beautiful times of year to cruise on down to BW! Sponsored by Moore's Store
Check out their website at
Some, by far not all, of the summer camps in the area
This isn’t just any old summer camp! This is Pine Cove Christian Camps located near both Tyler, Texas and Columbus, Texas. Pine Cove, one of the most renowned Texas summer camps, gives you the chance to
experience the great outdoors along with the comfort of quality facilities! Pine Cove's Youth Camps, Family Camps, and Day Camps offer crazy theme nights and fun activities such as paintball, wakeboarding, horses, and ropes courses, but our ultimate desire and hope is for people’s lives to be transformed through the love of Jesus. Our staff desire to build relationships with each camper and challenge them to grow intimately in his/her walk with the Lord. What better way to spend a week or two of your summer? for more info call 877-474-6326
PO Box 9055
Tyler, TX 75711 or click here

Welcome to Sky Ranch 

 In 1955 Sky Ranch opened its gates for the first time to let campers come and experience our
signature program of fun, fellowship and discipleship. Starting with only 66 campers, Sky Ranch had already begun to fulfill the Brewers' dream of becoming a haven for kids to grow and learn separated from the worries of everyday life. As summers passed, the Sky Ranch program continued to influence the lives of children and soon became a tradition for families across Texas. In 1975, to better accommodate demand, Sky Ranch moved from its original location in Denton, TX, to its current location in Van, TX.
To this day, Sky Ranch continues the legacy of Mel and Winkie Brewer by providing programs that enrich lives and build solid Christian character. Now holding facilities in
three states - Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma, Sky Ranch serves 60,000 individuals every year! In following our foundation of excellence, Sky Ranch strives to provide ministry opportunities for the whole family. From children's summer programs, SkyMoms ministry to mothers, family camps, school programs, retreat services, and more, Sky Ranch desires to be instrumental in the development of your family and the body of Christ as a whole. Although Mel and Winkie have gone to be with Jesus, their God vision lives on in the hearts of many and continues to impact lives for eternity. Mel continued to "tell the story" to all counselors during staff training until he left earth at 91 years old. For more info click 

 Welcome to Gilmont's Summer Camp
 “This is what camp should be!  That’s why I go lots of places and always want to come back to Gilmont!” Gilmont offers something unique - a place for your child to escape the craziness of our daily lives and connect with God…Kids find all of the fun of summer camp in a simple setting in the piney woods of East Texas, at Gilmont.
6075 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, Tx

We are so excited about what God is doing here at Gilmont!  As you look around on our summer camp website, please let us know if you cannot find something in particular.  If you have any questions regarding any of our camps please feel free to contact our Program Director James Hilliard with your questions. We look forward to serving you and your family through our summer camp programs

For more info click here 
There are alot more camps in the area. Some are overnight-some are day camps-no matter which-do not for get to stay at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast while the kids are enjoying themselves!!
This is really a fun and interesting event
 May 30, 2015 – Home Garden Tour
Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will host their annual Home Garden Tour.  This year four home owners have opened their gardens for viewing.   The gardens include:
  • Jill & Dick Grubbs, 7020 Ridge Place Circle
  • Sandy Pannett, 3612 Silverwood Drive
  • Brian & Sue McGuire, 922 S. College Avenue
  • Kenneth & Joyce Roddy, 17317 Highway 31 East
  • View five unique private gardens and landscapes in the Tyler area. Admission to event $10 and $12 day of the tour. For more information find us on Facebook, or call 903-590-2980.
 May 29-31 (because Monday is June 1!) Is Canton First Monday Weekend
This will be the last weekend until First Monday In October that the weather will be fairly pleasant! Don't miss it!!

What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items.
Learn more about the history of this Texas landmark. Then, make plans to join us for the next Trade Days weekend and enjoy a shopping experience like none other.
Click here for more info
That is just a few of the happenings in the area for May! we may do a second shorter blog this month- if something exciting comes up!! So check back*** In the meantime
You know our Motto
Fires Burn Nightly and Breakfast is served daily
Come by and enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor fireplace, in the barn or out in the treehouse!
Until the next time
Innkeeper Becca
Signing off