Backstage by Liz Adams

Texas lovebirds hoping for a romantic weekend with their valentines may have been early birds, planning for weeks ahead of this coming holiday of hearts. However, if you are a last-minute Romeo or you just caught Cupid’s arrow, you can still make your sweetie feel special. 

Beautiful historic hotels in Roaring Springs and Matador may have room for one more couples getaway. Hotel Matador even offers massage and has a special jacuzzi suite. If you hurry, you might still be able to reserve a table Sunday evening at Hotel Turkey for music and a prime rib dinner. 

The Bison Café in Quitaque requires no reservation and will be open for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. In Floydada, you could take your honey out for sushi at Vito’s Grill or get an ice cream cone at The Scoop.

Coffee at the Night Owl in Silverton would be a lovely treat before heading out for a drive in Caprock Canyons State Park. If you’re around Paducah, Get Dun Up Boutique and Salon has gifts as well as opportunities for pampering your partner. 

You can stop by Heart’s Desire in Lockney for flowers. A gift from Thacker Jewelry in Roaring Springs or a unique find from Matador’s Better than a Biscuit would definitely delight.  

Perhaps you want to make something personal for your beloved. Even if you don’t have advanced crafting skills, you can find construction paper to make a book about the reasons you fell in love.

Another homemade gift anyone can make is a “met map.” Purchase or print an inexpensive map of the city or town where you and your darling met. Wrap the paper map around a piece of wood or in a frame. Place a heart sticker or paint a heart at the location where you went on your first date and write the date on the map.

For the muse you adore, punch a small hole in a guitar pick and put it on a chain to make a necklace.

Oh, and FYI, Texas Highway 70 is the best for a stargazing cruise while playing “your song.”

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