Right off the bat, I have to say..I KNOW!!! This blog has 2 very different font sizes goin’ on…Chalk it up to Live Writer trying to sabotage my creativity…or…maybe I should change it up now and then, just to see if you notice…At any rate, I am sooooo honked off about it, I am verklempt. I just now noticed that my spacing is off too!!!! Well, isn’t this a fine mess??? I’m too tired to fight it…Read it and weep
One of the things we love about Texas is the fresh fruit…While we are here, we just gotta’ take advantage of the great citrus grown here in the Rio Grande Valley…ONE PROBLEMO…according to the MD powers that be, those of us who have a cholesterol problem, and are taking Simvastatin are NOT to eat grapefruit….SAY WHAT?? It has something to do with how the fruit interferes with an enzyme used to break down Simvastatin in the body….bummer. Sooooo, we got the nextest bestest thing….
All of those wonderful, juicy Texas beauties for only $5..and we didn’t even have to bargain . I am having trouble sharing these with my bird friends, but I reluctantly cut a couple up and set up a buffet. Someone told the Blackbirds there was a smorgasbord at our campsite and I had to chase flocks of those pests away…Not to be deterred, they sit up on the power lines and wait for me to go inside the camper before returning….GRRRR!!
McGyver dumped our tanks this morning while I cleaned inside. Let me just say it’s quite a jaunt down the road, around the corner and up the hill to the dump station. Den DID get a bonus “siting” while coming back from the “dumpster”…He said he saw what looked to be a Bobcat, possibly, go across the road a ways in front of him. It was bigger than a fox and if the old Indian Scout, McGyver, says it was a Bobcat, I’m goin’ with that…They are in this park, as they have photos taken of the elusive felines up at the Rec Hall…
Yesterday was quite moist and foggy in the AM…But, I see it as a way of getting your exercise and a facial all at the same time..The thing I love about the fog down here is that any spider webs (that are virtually invisible) magically appear as delicate works of art, supporting tiny beads of moisture….
I found one of these lacey works of art showing up on our HB feeder on our ladder….
And what appears as a dried up Cactus is, upon closer inspection, holding little drops of water like a thirsty straw.
It took Den and I a while to figure out why no one was taking the site just up the road and across from us..Some people would pull in and pull right back out!!
Well…NOW WE KNOW!
CAN YOU SAY “BENADRYL”????
What we have here, Cowpokes, are “Fire Ant” Condominiums…..Some are hi-rise, 4 bedrooms and some are ranch style one bedroom flats, with quick access to bare feet and legs…Trust me, I’ve inadvertently strolled through one of their neighborhoods…The word “misery” comes to mind.
McGuyver and I have decided to stay here until Jan. 30th, which means at the end of this week (our 2 week stint) we will extend for 2 more weeks…We love the weather and the fact that you NEVER know what you will see, and I mean human, animal or vegetable. After that we will be in Goose Island State Park for 2 weeks and then on to Goliad for 2 more weeks..two of our State Park “favs”. That will take us through February and then we gotta’ get our ducks in a row for March, too. March brings out the local Texans for Spring Break ,and most weekends are booked up way ahead. I have no problem..after all these are THEIR parks, but a smart Winter Texan needs to get reservations ASAP for March…or…find lots of very tolerant Wal Marts to park in.
Got me some turkey chili in the crockpot..This consists of cooked ground turkey and onion, garbanzo beans, black beans, kidney beans, Roitel tomatoes and green chilies, cumin, chili powder, tomato sauce….And… lots of Rolaids and air freshener for the following morning!!!
So, as I ride (on my bike) off into the Texas sunset, I want to thank you all for not snoring through this blog and scaring my birds…They are scared enough when I walk out our Hiker door at 4PM in one of my very seductive and stylish evening ensembles!
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.”
― Erma Bombeck