Enticing activities………………..

In our current Texas corner of the world are many and so varied! Here in the resort/park, there are always so many choices. Last Saturday, for example, there was an excellent vintage/classic car show (right up top of our interest list!)…..

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Yup, a little something for everyone’s tastes, including a darling retro trailer that had so many standing around the exterior that a photo was impossible….BUT, a couple of interior ‘shots’ were gotten!!!………………

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A total restoration (by the owner) to be proud of! And, yes, that is a gorgeous red/white quilt on the bed and, yes, the owner’s wife just happens to belong to the Killer Bees!

  On last Wednesday DH & I went with friends on a boat tour of the Rio Grande River, near Mission/McAllen, TX. Very interesting……and so very sad to see the little paths leading to the water on the Mexico side and a similar path of escape on the US side.

 IMG_5392  Patrol boats are frequent and mean business! The Border Patrol is stretched to its limits and get assistance from other government agencies having water patrol capabilities. The shoreline in the above photo is Mexico.

   The tour was through “Riverside Club on the River” and really brought the reality of the immigrant plight home to me. The day was a beautifully warm one and thoroughly pleasant that way.

IMG_5383  The above photo is the area we waited in before boarding the tour boat. Gorgeous!

 IMG_5385  An excellent lunch followed and we headed home.

  Last eve we attended the St. Patrick’s Day event. Each table took it upon themselves to try to out-decorate the others. Much fun and an absolutely fabulous corned beef/cabbage dinner followed by lots of dancing……..mostly line dancing (which I’ve not done in years!). I give you some photo evidence of our table……….

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And, yes, even this Polish/French gent became Irish for an evening!!!!!! (Hi!,Tom!)

 

 

Our Texas days are dwindling. Many events have the words “the last” preceding them. Many new friendships have been made that will be resumed next year, Lord willing!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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7 Responses to Enticing activities………………..

  1. Teje says:

    Hi Doreen! You must have had fantasti time! Car show looks fantastic and the retro trailer would be a dream to have and travel! Boat trip sounds super! You surely enjoyed ‘green’ event! Have a wonderful weekend! x Teje

  2. Karen Goad says:

    sounds like you have made a new part time home for yourselves that you enjoy and that is great. continue to have fun with it

  3. witchylin says:

    A great way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. I think it is celebrated all over the world. My Mum’s Dad was Irish so a quarter of me is proud to wear the shamrock.
    You certainly have a great time in your winter home. Roll on next year!

  4. You’ve been packing in a lot of activities. Fun stuff. I can see how the river ride would be difficult, to see the situation there.

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