Sunday, January 17, 2010

An Almost Perfect Day…

It’s Sunday and it has the promise of being a really good day.  The sun was up and you could already feel the warmth that was in store for the day.

We headed out to

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services at First Baptist Church of McAllen.  We attended this church when we were here a few years ago and loved the fellowship and services.  It has not changed much and today’s service was great.  They have a large program designed just for Winter Texans.  We are looking forward to being here for the next couple of months and worshiping at this church.

After services, we headed back to the motor home.  It was such a nice day, so we decided to take advantage of our beautiful patio.  So, while I got some pork chops ready to grill, Mark tuned in the Cowboys on the outside TV.  We enjoyed some chips and salsa while the grill was heating.  While Mark grilled the chops, I fixed some brown and wild rice and some green beans.  We topped that off with some caramel apple salad for desert.

We tried to cheer the Cowboys to a win, but it wasn’t in the cards for today.  Oh, well, there is always next season.  Guess, I will have to yell for Deb’s Chargers.

Mark cleaned up outside while I did the dishes and put everything away inside.   Now, we had plenty of time left in this beautiful day to get in a little exercise.

We walked out of our RV Park to Bentsen Palms which is just next door.  There they have a guest service area where we, as residents of Retama, can use free of charge

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canoes, and kayaks, or

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Great, today, we thought we would take a bike ride through the State Park.  Well, too bad, we got there too late to start as all the equipment has to be checked in by 5:00 p.m.  Okay…another day.

Well, we are already walking, so we just turned around and decided to walk around and through our park.

Here is the tour…


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the club house, we have

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this beautiful pool and

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two hot tubs.  I think the weather this week will allow us a dip or two.

We also have this great

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outdoor kitchen.  Looks like the making of a party to me.

Out behind this facility is where we pick up our

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mail.  All UPS deliveries are made directly to your site.

This is the

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main street of Phase one of Retama.  We live on the next street over, but it looks just like this one.

From here we walked to the back of the property where they are just developing

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Phase 2.  These RV sites are just a little larger than Phase 1 and the coach house is 4 feet longer, with the patio area to the back of the lot.

If you are interested in more than this, then you can move on up to the

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section were they offer the Casita, a 2 bedroom home and attached RV port.  Here is one that is

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under construction.  We took a peek inside the

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model.  Pretty nice.  And, then, if this doesn’t interest you or you don’t have an RV, they offer a section of

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one and two bedroom homes for ages 55 and older residents.

Well, our almost three mile walk finally brought us back to

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our house and to the end of an almost perfect day.  The only flaw it had was the Cowboys and the Chargers losing!


  1. Beautiful place, don't think I would be able to leave. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We had the same picks as you guys did and they both didn't win... ;(

    Retama Village looks like a great place to stay for the winter! And the weather looks good.