Monthly Archives: February 2008

South Padre Island.

We are spending the winter about sixty miles west of South Padre and last week, Susie and I, along with 3 of her sisters who were visiting, drove the hour or so to the Island to spend a couple of days.  The weather … Continue reading

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Texas brisket

I just can’t help myself when it comes to barbequed brisket. We stumbled across this place a few days after arriving in Alamo, Texas. The name of it is Willie’s barbeque. It’s the real thing. There is nothing pretentious about … Continue reading

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In case you’ve forgotten what we look like.

For those of you who know us and wonder if we have changed, here we are at the Fee Booth at Santa Ana. While we’re on our narcissism kick….., In case you had no idea who we were, here is a … Continue reading

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Salineno.

Salineno is a little town (very little),  a short distance downstream from the Falcon Dam down river from Zapata, Texas. I am guessing this area is close to where Larry McMurtry had placed the fictional town of Lonesome Dove in … Continue reading

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breakfast in the Avian world.

While getting ready to go to Salineno, a good birding spot, Susie snapped this picture of a hawk’s version of  a Sushi appetizer. After consultation with some birding friends, we decided the lunch was a pigeon and the predator was a Cooper’s … Continue reading

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Running Bear loves Little White Dove.

Susie and I took a Canoe trip down the Rio Grande this last week. It was quite exciting and I was going to tell you about it here but you can just read my report in the newspaper. None of … Continue reading

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don’t close your eyes.

There is a practice on the highways in Texas that I haven’t run into anywhere else. On 2 lane highways, if a car is traveling slower than the traffic behind him, he/she is expected to move over and drive on the … Continue reading

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