Mexico with Ralph & Rosalie
Jan 18, 2008
|I am having wi-fi problems this morning so please continue to check back if you don't see a complete journal entry this morning.
Yesterday was a cool, damp, gray, overcast day. Perfect for a softball game, right?
Well yes, we did have our game. The field was wet and muddy but it was the same for both teams, so I am making no excuses. We lost 13 - 10. I continued to do ok but the team lost. We just didn't hit or field well enough. I did go 1 for 1 with 3 rbi's. Marilyn, Ralph & Rosalie sat, shivering, on the cold metal bleacher seats throughout the game. Bless their hearts!
Once the game was over, we made a stop at Wal-Mart before returning to the RV. I took a shower and put on some clean clothing and we were ready to head toward Mexico.
Once we were across the border, we immediately noticed the military in larger numbers than we have ever seen before. We were allowed to photograph the equipment but the soldiers either ducked out of site or wore full face masks. They are on the alert for drug war dangers. We are confident that their numbers will keep things peaceful in Nuevo Progresso.
We shopped and shopped and shopped some more, and that was in the first block. :)
Once the shopping was done we walked to the Red Snapper to have a drink and a snack. Ralph had never tasted a margerita but he bravely ordered one. He was surprised when they sat two drinks in front of him until I explained that it is always happy hour at the Red Snapper and they serve two for one all day. :) Life is good!
We were having fun and headed for Garcia's where the Winter Texan happy hour / Mexican Fiesta was to begin at 4:00 PM.
We met many of our friends from Llano Grande there and had a large table with 12 happy winter Texans plus four happy visitors, sitting together.
The music was fine and the dance floor was filled with "old" people dancing up a storm and having a wonderful time. No walkers or rocking chairs for this bunch! The live band played a polka and several of our friends from up north surprised us with their dexterity on the dance floor. Marilyn and I stuck to the slow songs for our dancing. :)
We ordered some snacks and enjoyed them with the drinks, the music, the dancing, the laughter, and the warmth of good friends enjoying life!
The Mexican folk dancers were very entertaining and fun to watch. They were very talented, colorful and energetic.
When the party ended, we walked north toward the border, stopping to pick up a few more items and finally headed for home with our treasures in hand.
It was one of those fine and pleasant evenings with good friends.
We have plans to meet Ralph & Rosalie for breakfast before they head back north.
Now lets see if I can get some pictures downloaded for you to enjoy.
This is going to be one of those days when we are just hanging out and being lazy, as the retired life allows us to be.
Life is so good and I just can't wait to see what this day has in store.....