Saturday, February 14

South Padre Part two

After the Birding Center we made our way to Captain Roys for lunch. It may be my new favorite place to eat. ( I had the shrimp platter. It comes with a fumi salad and fries at the same price as Dirty Al's for salad or fries and it is as good if not better in my opinion. Loved the fumi salad.

Fumi Salad
"This is The Pot Luck Favorite! My mom always receives raves for this recipe. People inevitably want a copy of it as it's so delicious and easy to make. One recipe will feed a LOT of people. This is super-good in the summer or to take to a potluck. Enjoy!"
1 head cabbage, chopped fine
8 green onions, chopped fine
8 teaspoons slivered almonds, toasted
8 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles, crushed ( discard flavor packet)
6 teaspoons rice vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt

Mix cabbage and onions and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Then stir in almonds, seeds, and crushed noodles.
Pour dressing over all.
Following lunch we went to the beach for a walk.
Sharon using phone camera...
 Larry, Roxy, Terry and Lisa
 Mike and Sharon
 It looked like a wedding may have taken place nearby this sand sculpture.
And then we topped it off with Ice Cream at Davy Jone's Locker.
It was a good day with good friends!

South Padre Day Part one

The Birding Center was our first stop and it is well worth the $4 per senior it takes for admission. 

 These two photos are indeed photos of framed prints on the wall at the Birding Center
 This was a lucky shot. She took off as I was taking the shot

 This is Charlene with 4 babies on her back.

 Crabs look like beings from another world.

 Roseate Spoonbills
 Butch is pointing a duck out to Sharon...
 This duck
 And then the duck dives...

Friday, February 13

Busy week!

Peggy's Rose. It used to be Jo's Rose but now it is Peggy's.

Below is a South Texas sunset- Taken while waiting for a table at Cheddars in McAllen.

 And below we have a Ropa usada adventure with our friends from Canyon Lake TX. The Ropa ladies of Magnolia park were our guides. They know the ropes...and ties...and quilts...and dress up clothes!
 In looking at the picture's you could play "Where's Waldo?"
 Below is the scramble after they have released a new batch. The blankets you see are where people gather their treasures and you do not remove items from someone else's blanket.
 From left at the top of the pile is Lisa, Roxy, Larry and Mike.

Wednesday, February 11

Patti Millers Documentary

 Patti Miller was a classmate of mine, a member of the famous JHS class of '61. Another classmate, Jayne Owen Tomes sent me the info. I am sure you can see the program in Iowa but not sure about other states at least not yet. The info about show times etc. can be found on this site:

Program Description: In the summer of 1964, hundreds of predominantly white college students answered the call from Civil Rights leaders to volunteer for Freedom Summer. They joined with voter registration efforts, taught in freedom schools and worked in community centers in towns throughout racially segregated Mississippi. Return to Freedom Summer gives first-hand accounts of the experiences of 5 Iowa natives who, though personally unfamiliar with racial issues, felt compelled to volunteer that summer. Viewers will hear their stories as they share their motivations, fears, triumphs and life-altering events that took place during that historic summer 50 years ago.

Tuesday, February 10

In Old Mexico

Friends from Canyon Lake Texas came to Magnolia Park to stay for a week. Yesterday we went to Nuevo Progreso. We shopped, purchased medications at fractional cost and enjoyed a great lunch at Garcia's From L to R, Larry McGough, Roxy McGough, Lisa Linder, Terry Linder, Peggy Gordon, Sharon Bryce and Mike Bryce.

Came in 3rd

Butch came in 3rd in the Senior Olympics with his partner Don Louks. There will be more pics later today and more medals too...maybe.