Sunday, January 16, 2011
While most of the US is covered in snow and ice, we remain relatively warm in the RGV; relative is the operative word. The weekend of the 8th was sunny and warm, and we spent our usual afternoons at the pool, and evenings in the hot tub. Monday, the 10th was warm and sunny as well. (No pictures this week, as the camera battery needed charging, and we haven't found the charger, YET.......Ahhhhh, the joys of fulltiming)
Since January 1, we have been pot-lucking with a few neighbors here at the park, every evening. Usually dinners are planned at cocktail hour, and it is, “I have some ham”, and someone else adds, “I have some fresh veggies”, followed by, “I can fix scalloped potatoes”, and finally, “I baked a cobbler that I can bring”; as it is said, so it shall be done. I must admit, it sure makes dinner a whole lot easier when you only have to prepare one dish.
Over the weekend, I made a big pot of marinara sauce (secret recipe). We have not made lasagna since we were in the "stix & brix", so CC and I made 2 large ones, 10” x 18”, for our contribution on Monday evening, and the 8 of us only ate one. The remaining one was divided into perfectly sized containers in our freezer, for dinner at a later date.
Tuesday, I felt like the “itsy bitsy spider”; as it turned cold and rainy. We had appointments in Nuevo Progreso for dental exams and cleaning. We bundled up and headed 6 miles south in 45 degree weather. CC and I walked into Universal Dental Clinic, and with no waiting at all, were escorted back to our respective dentists. In about 45 minutes we were on our way, $90 lighter, as I had one cavity filled ($40), and we both had our teeth cleaned ($25 each). Where in the states can you get that kind of service at that price? (Rhetorical question) The answer would be , “Nowhere”. The offices were very clean with modern equipment. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of dental work. http://viewtheriograndevalley.com/loadpage/?page_id=71
CC has been fighting a cold since last weekend, and the weather has turned colder, in the 40’s, so we have been like hermits for the latter part of this week, resting and hoping that she can shake it off and not give it to me, as I am less than a joy to be around when sick. (According ONLY to CC, no one else)
After being cooped up like chickens for the past few days, we decided it was time to get out, despite the weather. So, in the rainy cool weather, went to Mercedes, TX for the RV Show being held this weekend. It was smaller than any RV Show we have been to, as there was numerous 5er’s, travel trailers and park models, but only 1 class A. Oh well, it was good to get out and stretch our legs.
CC and I both agree, that even as bad(?) as the weather has been here this week, it is much, much better than the rest of the US; at least we don’t have snow as does all the states but Florida. We’re hoping for warmer, dryer weather this coming week, so that we can once again, live by the 7 second rule.
Until next time, take care and stay well…………….