LOCATION: In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: A bit cooler and overcast. High 88
Every morning, George walks around our yard, making sure everything is OK. Today he found big holes around some of our shrubs…a sign that javalinas had been digging. Javalinas look like pigs, but are peccaries. We have seen some in our neighborhood – often moms with their babies. We didn’t actually see this one, but this is what they look like.
I spent most of the day happily researching campgrounds and RV parks with a possible route to Minnesota in a few weeks. We are going to try to stay in state parks (those that are open), a few Harvest Host sites, and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) parks. The ACOE parks are not yet open, but may open up next week for reservations. We like them as they are always top-notch, generally with full hook-ups, are located on beautiful lakes, and are inexpensive. With our National Park Senior Pass, we get 50% off, so most are about $12-$15.
DINNER: We had a package of frozen seafood mix (shrimp, mussels, calamari, octopus) to use up. The package said it was assembled in Spain with the seafood coming from Peru, Morocco, and India. We like to buy these packages, as they are healthy and inexpensive. The package had a good-looking recipe on it that I thought I would try. I soon realized that the English was goofy and that the instructions did not match up with the recipe’s ingredients. Funny! So, I improvised. I made some rice, starting first with onion and garlic, then added chicken broth. I sauteed the bag of seafood, and mixed it in with the rice. I topped it with oregano and parmesan. Quite good. Salad was another caprese salad….I want to use up all my basil within the next 2 weeks.
BOOK:. “Look Alive, Twenty-five” by Janet Evanovich. I have read most of her books, and found this one tiresome….too much like her others. It is a series about a female New Jersey bounty-hunter that finds herself in all kinds of dangerous/funny situations. 2 stars out of 5