If you're ever feeling the pressure of this fast-paced, never ending list of to-do's...and just need to get to a quiet and quaint place to let the world fall off of you...head to Motley County. Arriving in Matador is a bit like placing yourself in the middle of a movie set. Reminiscent of "Whistle Stop" in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, the town has a friendliness and warmth that is hard to capture elsewhere. The newly restored Hotel Matador Bed & Breakfast built in 1914, is a great place to end the day. Beautiful furnished great room, cozy, elegantly decorated guest rooms, and, OH SO delicious breakfast was enough...but add to that picture a wonderfully fun conversation...and I have to say, it would be hard to beat. Not a lot of eateries after about 7 pm, but right smack on Main Street Matador you'll find a quaint little inexpensive, yet yummy Main Street Cafe. The folks in Motley County are best-friend kind of friendly. With genuine hospitality, we were shown around the county where tons of interesting history abounds. Their local, Friends Who Care, are smack dab in the middle of renovating the Motley County Jail which is 117 years old- the oldest government structure in the county. As history goes, one frequently jailed cowboy would call out to passersby in the hopes of getting a cigarette with,"Hello out there." This story was relayed to William Saroyan, a playwright, who wrote a successful stage play with that title, "Hello Out There. Lots of fun history & stories go with that jailhouse. There will be a fun, fundraiser coming up this summer to add funds to that cause. While there, places to visit are the Motley County Historical Museum and you must also drive a few miles to Roaring Springs...an amazing little place with a large history...and much pride in the beautiful park. Be there around two...and you can join the locals at the Roaring Springs Bed and Breakfast for coffee...and insider's information. Roaring Springs Ranch Club is near and offers camping, swimming, golf, fishing, and hiking...a place for family fun and happiness. More on Matador later. But...why wait....get moving to Matador. You can find all the history of this special place at http://www.texasplainstrail.com/.
Tales from the Plains Trail Region
- Borger, Texas Plains Trail Region, United States
- Striving to inspire others to travel the rugged-beauty of the Texas Plains Trail Region where the grass is greener, the people are friendlier, and the sky is blue. Wow! A great place to live is a great place to visit. C'mon visit the "Texas You Will Remember."