Just because we’re ‘waiting’ to get into our assigned site doesn’t mean we have nothing else to do. We made another trip to Laguna Atascosa NWR and hung out at Osprey Point for a while. This hawk is one of the current residents.
We’re still meeting more our neighbors — near and far. Most recently it was the couple to our West who are Missourians, have been returning to Palmdale RV Resort for about 9 years and have stayed in as many different sites as the years they’ve been coming. This year they sold their Class A and bought a 41′ 5th Wheel. I guess they’ve decided that their traveling days are over and it’s a lot easier to make the trip back and forth in a car than in a coach. It’s one of those things that happens with increasing age and we all have to face it.
We are having fun with the local groceries. The big chain in this area is H-E-B. Just to make sure no one gets upset, that is not a ethnic slur — those three letters are the initials of the founder, and using their current advertising program it can also stand for Here Everything’s Better.
Being so close to the Mexican border there are numerous specialties that one never sees in a Wisconsin grocery. For example, there are the End Caps at the registers. Instead of having magazines and candy as we might in Milwaukee here we find a variety of Mexican snacks. For example:
Sweet Potato Candy.
And it’s really just sweet potatoes and sugar. We tried it. Not bad. We may have to try all of the offerings — and there must be at least a dozen varieties!
Then again there are those signs of faithful shopping — or are they signs of being cheap — anyway… a lot of groceries have their customer loyalty programs and we belong to a lot of them. Every time we move, we check out the local store, pick up a loyalty card if they have a loyalty program and do our best to cash in on the savings.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.