One of the great things about growing up in a house on the highest hill between the Gulf and Nacogdoches is the view.
The view was a big part of our home. So much so that we even named our hill “Horizons.”
Over the years the trees grew up and blocked some of the views from the house’s many windows. And because of this the scenery has definitely changed. But there’s a place up at the tip top of the hill where you can still appreciate the view and all the memories that the top of the hill brings.
Let me show you one of the best features of the house I grew up in, and the reason why I love sunsets so much.
Just off the “side porch” and up these wooden steps….
You’ll find the top of the hill we lived on.
Here you can get the best view and look out over the Piney Woods of East Texas…
But the main attraction isn’t the view during the day, but rather the view at sunset…
And what a view it is…
So many sunsets spent on this hill mesmerized by this very sight…
Watching the sun slowly ebb away….
And the great Texas stars come out above you at night.
I always loved showing my friends the stars up on the top of our hill. They were gorgeous!
I also enjoyed reenacting the opening of “The Sound of Music” by twirling on the top of the hill while belting out, “The hills are aliiiiive….” like Julie Andrews did.
We did lots of things on the top of the hill….
My sister and I sunbathed there.
We hit golf balls off of it to a makeshift putting green down in the pasture.
When the hill got icy, we would slide down the hill on cardboard boxes (East Texans don’t own sleds!).
For many years, we shot off fireworks on the top of the hill every July 4th with our extended family and then watched the fireworks from town (till the trees grew too tall to see them).
I even camped out one night with friends on the top of the hill.
Such a great hill. Such great memories!