We haven't been short of things to do over the past week, and what fun we have had.
Island Fun...we picked up Glynn and Sylvia and headed to South Padre. On the way, we stopped in Harlingen at the Marine Military Academy, home of the
Iwo Jima memorial. We knew Glynn would enjoy seeing the memorial and the and going through the
museum. He did!
Then it was on to South Padre Island. We had a great lunch at
Black Beards. Yummy grilled shrimp, fried shrimp and fish, and stuffed crab with all the trimmings. After that lunch, we decided to take a walk
on the beach. Sylvia found lots of shells for her granddaughter. The
water was a little cold, but...you know, first thing I did was put my feet in to test it out.
gulls were having a fun day as well.
After our time on the beach, we headed back across the causeway into Port Isabel. We made a stop by the
light house and
light keepers house. Sylvia and I found an
open market and
couple of shops where we did a little shopping.
After all the beach walking and shopping, Glynn and Mark thought they deserved a stop at the local Dairy Queen .
What a great day.
Fishing Fun...Last Friday, Mark invited Glynn to go Deep Sea Fishing with some of the guys from here at Retama. Glynn did great and caught his limit of Red Snapper and
this big Grouper. Now, while Glynn was having fun, Mark was pretty sea sick. However, he did bring home his
limit of Red Snapper.
Over the weekend, we enjoyed a concert at La Joya High School. What a talented group of teens - No Photographs
Bull Fight Fun...Yesterday, we drove about an hour northwest of Mission to La Gloria to the
Bloodless Bull Fights.
Once we were all
seated, and prior to the fights, we were entertained with
Then the parade
began and the
matadors were introduced.
It was then time for the show to began and
a good show it was. And while the matador was providing an exciting afternoon for us, the bull provided a little excitement for
the matador. She was just fine! And,the show
continued until she removed the flowers from the bull, which represents the ceremonial kill. For this fight she was awarded
2 ears and a tail...in other words...she did a great job in bull fight talk!
What a fun afternoon, a fun weekend, a fun last several days with lots of friends. And, in the mist of the fun we have been having, I noticed today that warmer weather is sneaking in and the
flowers are blooming and the
butterflies are returning. Looks like more fun days are in store.