Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Being a Winter Texan

It's not an easy job but somebody needs to do it.  It brings business to the RGV in more ways than one can imagine.  It provides jobs in rv parks, construction, rv sales, rv repair, homes to those who decide to stay full-time, and the local economies benefit as well in an overall sense. 

We have been so busy these last few days that we haven't had time to post anything on  the blog.   We made it to the Victoria Palms RV Resort for the health fair and it was a blast.  We met the Weslaco mayor's wife who says they regularly visit Monterrey and Santiago eating at the Las Palomas restaurant in our main plaza.  They usually go every month. 

After we headed to Retama Village for the open house.   That was a lot of fun.   We went to register first, and then had a quick bite of a pup and some water before making our walking tour of rver's lots and coach houses.  Each site comes with a coach house shell that can be used for storage, as a living area, workshop or whatever you want it to be.  For a space about 12 by 20 feet you can really do quite a bit.   The styles and personal touches were endless.   We found a couple of lots for sale, one came with an unfinished coach house and they are asking $46,000.   I'm sure there is a little room for negociation.   There are many ameneties such as the clubhouse, pool, well-maintained grounds and streets plus the free access to the birding center and use of bicycles to move around. 

Typical unfinished lot.

Fabulous pool area next to the clubhouse.

Example of a finished coach house with full bath, wet bar and washer dryer.

Yesterday we spent the day with some friends who live here in the valley.  We have known them for years.  They have a home in Monterrey but are working and living here.  They have just finsished building a beautiful home in McAllen.   We had lunch and then stopped by their house to meet the kids after school.   Didn't get home until after eight last night.  We stopped by Feldman's (liquor store) for refills before getting to the park.

Our friend Lori

Lori's husband Javier.

Their dog April.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice resort! I like those coach houses. The best of both worlds.

    Mike and Dee