Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Valley

Wednesday, February 1 - We have arrived at the Bentsen Palms Village RV Resort in Mission, TX.  We weren’t supposed to arrive until the 6th, but they had an opening so we decided to come early.  This is definitely not the type of place where we normally park. This is a RV Resort, but the price isn’t bad at all.  The things we have are cable TV, wi-fi, swimming pool, hot tub, and planned activities.  The people here are happy - you can tell because they smile and always speak.  Wednesday nights is margarita party so, of course, we took advantage of that.  Our LD friends, Jim & Gayle, did not know we were arriving early, so they were surprised when they saw our rig.  We met up with them at the party.  After the party, we soaked in the hot tub for a little while.

Thursday, February 2 - We went to HEB Plus grocery store, which is a very big store.  But since the ‘fridge is still stuffed we could only buy the essentials.  Tonight was card games at the Rec room, so I played Mexican Train Dominos and Don played bridge.  It was a fun evening and we are beginning to meet some people.

Friday, February 3 - Not a busy day.  We went to Wal*Mart and did a little sightseeing.  Again, soaked in the hot tub.  We could really get use to this.  We did not participate in any group activities tonight.

Saturday, February 4 - A very good day.  It started off with coffee and donuts at the Rec  room.  I have been looking forward to returning the RGV (Rio Grande Valley), which is not a valley at all.  Then we went to the Flea Market.  This place is very large and sells everything.  Lots of RV stuff is available and we may get a custom front window screen made.  We bought a couple of games, more knives and fresh vegetables.  The radishes are very large, but the cauliflower is the largest I have ever seen.  We bought 10 lbs. of oranges for $4.00.  Lots of “Winter Texans” go every week to get their vegetables.  We had our daily soak in the hot tub. We went to the Rec room and played Card Bingo.  We didn’t know what it was, but Jim & Gayle told us that if you have drinks, it’s lots of fun.  Card Bingo, in my opinion, is more fun than regular bingo.  There were 84 people playing.  Each person takes $2.20 in nickels, dines, quarter and a dollar bill.  I won the first hand, which was 84 nickels.  Now the question is what do you do with 84 nickels!

Sunday, February 5 - It’s a rainy dreary, gray, overcast, cool day just like winter.  The forecast is cool and cloudy the rest of the week. Everyone says how nice it was in January. And so it goes.
We went to the Activity Room and Jim & Gayle came so we could teach them how to play Mexican Train.  It was a good time and we will play again.
Monday, February 6 – We planned to go to the animal rescue place where Gayle volunteers and walk the dogs. She called and said the rain made the road mushy. I did not want to wash the Jeep, so that will wait until it dries out.
We went to the Mission library and picked up a few books. After a short visit from J&G, the day was over. Where does the time go?

1 comment:

  1. If I'm not mistaken, Ed and Carol are headed your way. Of course, I'm mistaken a lot of the time. Sounds like you're having fun.