Absorbing some Tex-Mex culture

LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Suddenly cool. High 70

After the cold front came in yesterday, we enjoyed some outdoor chores. We had planted some oleander plants last spring around our electricity breaker box to improve our neighbor’s view of our house. Over the summer, their bougainvillea grew into a huge bush, making the oleander unnecessary, so we transplanted the plants to our fence line. We don’t have neighbors on that side, but one day we probably will, so it would be nice to have some plants for privacy.

Some friends invited us to their house for happy hour. This was the first time that we have been able to sit outside. They live in a nice port home and we sat in their patio area

We drove over to “The Junk Yard”, a popular Sunday afternoon venue. The customers appear to be local cowboys, Mexicans, plus us Winter Texans. It is an outdoor junky bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Lots of interesting characters making people-watching very intriguing.

A lot of the customers arrived via motorcycle, especially biker babes. We were probably the only customers not wearing cowboy boots. We always enjoy watching dancers do the Texas Two-Step.

We are right next to the Mexican border – just over this levee.

This couple was particularly good. The lady was really dressed up, in a short short skirt and cowboy boots. After the dance, she came over to George, gave him a hug, and said “Welcome Back”. Is this something George hadn’t told me?…..as we (or at least I) have not been here before!

DINNER: Grilled porkchops that I served with a Dijon mustard sauce. Sides were French fries and a salad.

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