Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday October 22, 2011-Mission West RV park

The only thing we did today was go to the Don-Wes flea market. The flea market gets its name from the cities of Donna and Weslaco and has been here for many years. When the vendors are there and everything is running well, its a fun place to go but today, most of the stores and booths were closed. I believe that this is their first weekend to be open but none of us knew that this many vendors wouldn't be there.

We went for a long ride down to Hidalgo and the Mexican border there. I didn't realize that there are many small houses that literally have the border fence in their back yard. There are huge fields of vegetables, fruit and sugar cane, most of which have made it through the hot weather and drought. I expect that we will all see much higher prices for fruit and veggies because of the bad weather. Only time will tell.

Ken and Maureen, some friends that used to stay here at Mission West came by to visit when we returned home. It was nice to see them again after running into them in Ypsilanti at one of our first stops in Michigan. We had a nice meal with them in Michigan and planned another meal together tomorrow afternoon. Maureen said she will make some baked spaghetti, so Judy will fix a salad and we'll make garlic bread and a dessert. Can't wait for some yummy food!

We sat outside in the cool breeze with Tom and Judy after Ken and Maureen left. We stayed out until darkness fell but the skeeters didn't bother us tonight. I guess the breezes kept them away, but whatever it took, it was very nice to be out again.

So long.

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