Welcome back, Winter Texans

LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas

WEATHER: Cool and drab. High 50

After doing a yoga class and line dancing class (me), we headed out to the convention center to attend the “Welcome Back, Winter Texans” expo. It was packed with old geezers like us checking out all of the booths and picking up free trinkets.

We now have lots of reusable grocery bags and pens!

After about an hour fighting the mob, we left looking for a good place for lunch. We stumbled upon a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place, strangely named Robert. It is the kind of place we love. The first thing the waitress said was: “Hablan ustedes espanol?”. It is so liberating to be able to go to these places, and feel comfortable with Spanish.

We ordered a platter of sopes – a kind of fatter taco topped with meat. I was unfamiliar with the name of the topping, but figured out that it means “shredded”. Not real clear on what type of meat was shredded. We also got one taco with “barbacoa a la mexicana” topping. Lots of food for $8.00.

Back home, I attended a meeting to prepare for a community breakfast this Saturday, where I will be volunteering my services. We have a lot of events like this.

DINNER: Since the weather was not cooperating with outdoor grilling, I seered a tuna steak, keeping the middle rare, and drizzled a soy/ginger sauce over it. Side was soba noodles with Asian vegetables. We even pulled out a bottle of sake and sipped some hot sake with our meal. Oishikatta,, as they say in Japanese!

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