Monday, August 26, 2013

Back To The Valley
Headed out this morning for La Feria.   We managed to get hitched up before a big rain storm that lasted all the way to the rv park.   We slept last night without the air conditioning.   What a difference.  Everyone headed home yesterday as school started today.   Quiet, only the breeze and the waves hitting the shore.  I woke up at 5 a.m., made coffee and sat outside under the stars.   It was a sad ending to a great birthday trip.   I love being at the beach or near the beach.  Good thing is, La Feria is only 45 minutes for South Padre Island.  Rained all the way but I love driving in the rain, trailer in tow or not.

We got here and the office is closed on Monday because it is still summer.  We had arranged out site so on arrival we hit the lounge to check our email and wait for the weather to clear up.  And it did, right after lunch.  We ate at the best Mexican restaurant in the valley, Don Beto's, two locations in La Feria and Harlingen (Mercedes is not an original location).   Got set up and had a nice nap and then went shopping for LEDs.  Believe it or not, Lowe's has the ones for the rv, the 194 "thin" wedge but they wanted 10 bucks a pop.  We are checking on line tomorrow as we want to order Dan Brown's new book "Inferno" along with a fantastic fan and other rv goodies.

We will have lunch tomorrow with Gene and Dana.  They are coming by at noon and we will eat Italian at Cortino's in Mercedes.  Can't wait. 

I guess Les has a point, there is a lot of talk about food here.  Well, gotta go.  Juan is heating up some pizza left over from yesterday.  Ooops. there I go again!!!


  1. Seems we can't manage to be in the same place at the same time.... I know we'll catch up again one of these days. I love reading about the places you eat... that's one of my favorite pastimes...

  2. Sharon, add Cortino's Italian in Mercedes to the list. A real hole in the wall with the best Italian food I have ever had. Good service, good family, and really good food including their desserts. Excellent carrot cake. More tomorrow about this place.