LOCATION: In our casita in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Quite nice. Sunny. High 70
George cooked up our traditional bacon, grits, and eggs Sunday breakfast while we watched “CBS Sunday Morning”.
I did some computer work while George and Pat visited the state park next door. Boy, were they in for a surprise! The parking lot was full of huge motor homes proclaiming “We, The People”. It was a big national Trump 2024 rally with people protesting Biden’s wall…..apparently it isn’t high enough.
Pat and George braved the picket lines, and took a golf-cart tour of the park, spotting a lot of pretty birds, including our favorite, a green jay.
After lunch, we wanted to show Pat some of the cowboy “dives” that are popular on Sunday afternoons. At our first one, a place nicknamed (appropriately) the “Junkyard”, what did we find? The protesters had moved here, for a cold one and to see the wall up close. (It is in the back yard). Not wanting to confront these people, we moved on to another dive. There, the music was too loud and the ambience/beer were not good, so we went to a third one! This one fit the bill. We watched a lot of good dancers dance the Texas Two-Step and other fancy dances. I got out on the dance floor to do a line dance with the ladies….
Back home, we had a great happy hour with our friends Irene and Rob (the couple that invited us to join them in Hawaii). Irene’s sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Germany so they came, too. We had my world-famous margaritas, chips, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
DINNER: Shrimp tacos. Simple to make — sautee shrimp, green peppers, onions, and green onions. Warm/brown the tortillas, and place the shrimp mix on the tortillas. Serve with chopped cabbage, salsa, and minced cilantro.
BOOK: “Not Dark Yet” by Peter Robinson. I am almost through this series about this detective solving cases in the Yorkshire Dales. I like it because it takes place in the area where we had a housesitting assignment. 4 stars out of 5
Keeping up the Yorkshire Dales theme, we watched another episode of the new series “All Creatures Great and Small”, just about my favorite show.