Cloudy in the morning but the sun did come out eventually; very humid and windy from the south-east! Val did laundry and there was lots, then we went to Costco and Walmart to shop for some wine, meat and a few other items. I also got a SIM card for my I-phone from AT&T and a “Pay as you go” program. Our new number is now 1-956-250-8769 but we do still have the old phone, just in case. We came home in time for Happy hour. I texted Rochelle to let her know our new number and will call later. We can now phone and text without having to dial an International number first. I haven’t mentioned this before but Lynden and Charlene’s dog, Gracie, was euthanized last Friday. She had diabetes and her organs were failing rapidly so rather than let her suffer, they had her put to sleep. It was a very emotional day for everyone.
Clouds, sun and strong winds! Val went back to her morning routine, exercises then line dancing while I walked Tucker. Very warm, 70*F (20*C) by 8 AM. I washed the truck and had our little BBQ propane tank filled. We went to find a groomer for Tucker and ended up leaving at this place for $40. We had Happy Hour at the club house with Dave & Louise, Lynden & Charlene, Sylvie and Al. We had a good time, a few dances then everyone ended up at our place for more fun. By 6:30 PM, everyone called it quit and we had dinner. Still very warm outside and windy! I picked up Tucker at 4 pm and he looks and smells much better.
Hot and WINDY! I went for breakfast at the clubhouse with the Kirkby’s while Val slept. They were serving waffles and sausage. At 10 AM, we all went to Bentsen State Park where a bird sanctuary is situated. We walked around for quite a while then decided it was just too hot. It reached 92*F today. Even Tucker had a hard time with the walk and by the time we got back to the truck, he collapsed in the backseat. We drove to Riverside Pub where we had a couple of beers and something to eat. We then went to Los Ebanos Ferry, a historical site where a small ferry is situated and is pulled by hand across the river on a rope system. The place was quite a bit different than the last time we were here; for one thing, the border crossing on the US side has been expanded, the bar and souvenir place was closed but everything else was the same. Afterwards, we came home tired and called it a day although we did have a quick drink at H. H with Louise & Dave and Judy & Al.
Back to cool temperature; the wind shifted to the north and temperature went from the 90*F yesterday to low 70’s today...really crazy weather but the sun is out! Val went for her exercises then did some Tai-Chi afterwards. I did some blogging and banking then walked Tucker. We learned last evening that Val’s brother-in-law, Paulo, had a heart attack at work. He will be transferred to Sudbury as soon as the weather improves (Northern Ontario) so our thought are with Paulo, Dori and the family and we wish him speedy recovery.
Our day was fairly quiet, we read, Val went to visit friends and I had a snooze. At 4 PM, Lynden and Charlene came over for a drink then Louise and Dave joined us along with Judy. Afterwards, we went over to the Kirkby’s for dinner which consisted of corn beef, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cabbage which all of it was absolutely delicious. Afterwards we played ‘SEQUENCE” but it was no competition so we went back to drinking and burying the girls sorrow for their losses. We finally called it quit at 10 PM.
It was a cold night @ 46*F (7*C)! Val went for a walk around the park with Rose-Marie, Debbie and Cookie; they are all training for the big walk in McAllen next month. After showering we drove to Nuevo Progresso, Dave and Louise came with us, for my appointment at the dentist at 11 AM. We had lunch down there and walked the streets and looked at all the hardwares. I bought two more sunscreen for the windows in the car. I also found a geocache which I had been looking for. We came home in time for Happy Hour at the clubhouse. Everyone was there to say goodbye to Lyn & Charlene as they are leaving tomorrow. It was also Bill’s birthday so a double reason to celebrate not that a friend’s departure is a celebration but I think you know what I mean!!! Anyway, it ended at 4:30 PM so a few ended up at our place and at 6 PM we went to “LIN’S”, a Chinese restaurant and a great buffet dinner. Everyone ate too much and we all complained of sore tummy! We came home and called it a night.