Palo Alto Battlefield

The official Webasite https://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm One thing that is amazing about the Rio Grande Valley  is that if you drive 1 hour in either direction the landscape  changes.  We had this event bookedmarked on Facebook for a while and left early to go and see the “living history” presentation at the Battlfield. The Volunteers showed  how to […]

Write your Congressman / Senator

Andrea wrote a very nice formulated, non political letter to our congressman voicing her concerns regarding the environmental and economic impact of a borderwall to a National Parksystem Wildlife  refuge. The reply she got was a formletter addressing her as 02 vs her name basically saying environmental groups lie and steal jobs from the economy. […]

Tram ride in Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge

Saturday we went back to the Santa Ana  Refuge with two other workampers and took the Tram ride throughout the park. Of course nothing ever works like planned we went on the day where the had a big event planned to protest potentially losing the refuge to the borderwall. We got there on time but […]

International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen,TX

I wish there would be a rating for Museums or a warning of sorts before paying the entrance fee. Not that this was a bad venue but it’s more something for families/ children than for 2 adults. The entrance fee of $7 should have been a hint. They had a nice exhibit including a special […]

McAllen Tamale Fest

Part of exploring a new area is not knowing what to expect… I saw an advertisement for the McAllen Tamale Fest in the paper and we decided to check it out. When we got there we saw it was a smaller kind of festival so we parked and walked over. The entire festival consisted of […]

Estero Llano Grande State Park

I think I should learn spanish  !  The names and pronunciation down here confuse me. I guess the J is a H when it comes to things  Jicama, Javier & Javelina…. Anyway we took the bikes out to the Estero Llano Grande State Park near the border to Mexico.. Plenty of Bike riding opportunities  including […]