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Monday, December 22, 2014

Down In The Valley....

And we are today...  about 475 south of Ft Worth...  clear down to the Rio Grande River.  Well, almost.  I think we're about 7 miles from the river, but that's okay....  it took us 2 days to get from daughter Celeste's down to here...  and we can say "We're on the road again".  

Looky here...  outside...  sunshine...  door's open!  
If I'd turned the camera around you'd see me in shorts and a tee-shirt.
I mean... how much better can it get?

We're now at Alamo, Texas....  kind of between Pharr and La Feria...  or if you have a map.... we're just west of Padre Island.  We're just a few miles from the Mexican border...  and I intend to head there soon and get a dental checkup.

But...  today...  got here around 11:30...  Alamo Rose RV Park.  A place we've stayed here several times in the past.  It's probably not the cheapest place in the valley to stay, but to us, it's familiar, it's comfortable...  and it's kind of "home".  Not much more to say....

Things do change, though....  We headed across the street to a place that was a bakery and they made their own tortillas, etc...  Since we were here last year it's changed.  Now that place is a restaurant....  just opened yesterday.  Well, heck...  we don't eat out much....  But they told us where the bakery has relocated.  We walked back home...  got the car and headed out...

Found it quite easily...  ordered our tamales for Christmas Dinner.  Okay...  if you have the traditional turkey or ham or whatever, that's just fine.  But we're probably the most untraditional folks you'll ever meet, so don't scoff at our dinner of tamales and champagne.  Hey...  we're well over the legal age, cut us a break.

I'll cut this short...  we're here....  we'll be here for a month...  everything's fine.
Wish we could be with all 4 of our kids, but that just won't happen...  sooooo...
This will be okay....
Just think...  we'll see green jays, altamira orioles and who knows what all....

That's All For Today!

14 comments:

  1. Are Green Jays just young, green Blue Jays that haven't ripened or matured yet (grin)? Even here in Cut and Shoot, it was warm and beautiful today. You two look just so happy in that header picture!!

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  2. Looks like Christmas to me. You have a good one.

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  3. Shorts and a tee shirt says it all. Somehow I didn't picture you two with that toad. Is it one of 'cubes'? Happy Holidays to you both!

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  4. Sunshine and Tamales are good things. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas to me! Enjoy!

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  6. Bubbles are the right thing for any occasion! Glad to hear you are settling back into the life of Nomads.

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  7. Now thats much warmer than Glen Rose, enjoy the weather and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

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  8. Enjoy, it has been a long time since we were in that area.

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  9. Merry Christmas to you both!
    Wish I had remembered to buy tamale’s before we left Texas.
    Teri

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  10. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Sharon and Bill ! I'm so far behind in blogging and reading! I'm going to get caught up with you this week! goodd lord! you've been everywhere!

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  11. i hope to do the trip[ to Texas one of these days, so I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures. Tamales sound great to me! I hope you write about your experience going to Mexico for dental work. I've thought about that, but don't know enough about where to go. Felis Navidad!

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  12. Y'all are in our old stompin' grounds...home for us who grew up in the Valley. Great food, freshest fruit, friendly people...we will always call it home.

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  13. Oh, by the way, for the person who was inquiring about dentist...we recommend Dr. Mustre in Progresso.

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