Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas at Llano Grande

Colby and Joe sent gifts for Scout and Patches.....the toys were a big hit!  Scout put her claim on the ones that had noise makers in inside.
Glen, Carol, Lynne, Claus and Jan at Christmas Dinner at the Burns' Casita. The potluck was great...there is a lot of good cooks at Llano Grande.

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Amigos de Los Ninos de Mexico

We were apart of a group of volunteer that passed out toys and food to the children in Nuevo Progress, Mexico, on Christmas morning. Above photo shows Jan with the gang from Llano Grande RV Resort.
Jan, Carol and Claus at the elementary school where the event took place.
The passing out of toys and food was proceed by a Christmas Parade...above are some parade characters.
The line was around the block waiting for the doors to open.  We figure that gifts were passed out to 3,000 plus children.

Each child got to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.......

Everyone had a chance at the pinata....candy! candy! candy!
We were all told to give our Santa Hats away....this is the young lady that Ted gave his hat to.
Jan passed out bead necklaces and boxes of rice. The children each had two large bags of goods when they headed home.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Puppies

Luna, Kari's new dog, and her friend Ginger are all dressed up for the Holidays.
Merry Christmas to ALL!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nuevo Progreso, Mexico Welcomes Back the "Winter Texans"

Nuevo Progreso’s many restaurants, trinket shops, vendors selling authentic Mexican clothing and pottery, pharmacies and dental clinics have attracted Winter Texans for years. The businesses of Nuevo Progreso welcomes back the Winter Texans each year with a fiesta in Dec and an appreciation day in March.

 With music, dancing and food the fiesta was enjoyed by all.....

We have helped the Nuevo Pregreso economy with the purchase of souvenirs, new glasses and both Ted and Jan have had their teeth cleaned at one of the local dentists. All with big savings over US prices.Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kari and Friends on Pikes Peak

Since 1891, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been taking visitors on a safe, comfortable and relaxing journey to the summit of majestic Pikes Peak, 14,110 feet. From the mountain top, it's possible to see four states, the snow-covered peaks of the Continental Divide, the cities of Denver, Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs and the historic gold camps of Cripple Creek and Victor.
Posted by PicasaKari at the top of Pikes Peak Thanksgiving weekend 2011.

Thanksgiving at Sylvan Dale Ranch, Loveland, CO

Kari spent her Thanksgiving with her Aunt Jean & Uncle Gerry and family friends Shirley and Bob Fulton in Loveland, CO.  The day was beautiful and meal delicious....thanks for sharing the photos, Kari!

                                                         Shirley, Bob, Jean and Gerry

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

We have joined the "Winter Texans" with our first trip across the US-Mexico Border at Nuevo Progreso.
Jan wishes she had a place to put one of these flamingos....
Glen did his part in supporting the local economy.

Carol and Glen are great tour guides.  They showed us all the highlights and we had a fun day topped off with Margaritas!!!!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

LLano Grand RV Resort & Country Club

We arrived Tuesday November 15th at our winter location. We have been settling in and getting the lay of the land.
The sites are large and grassy.  There is a great "Dog Park", so our furry friends are loving it. The park has a lake & Scout has been doing some swimming.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Texas Whataburgers

Way back in 1950, an adventurous and determined entrepreneur named Harmon Dobson opened up the world’s first Whataburger on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. He had a simple goal, to serve a burger so big that it took two hands to hold and so good that with one bite customers would say, “What a burger!” He succeeded on both accounts and turned that one little burger stand into a legend known throughout Texas and the South.
Since we try to sample local fare we made a lunch pilgrimage to the original store, which has a great view of the Bay....
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We had an A-1 Thick & Hearty Burger.   Little-known fact: this sandwich was originally conceived as a creative response to a lettuce and tomato shortage and is now one of What A Burger's all time favorites

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shields RV Park NAS Corpus Christi, TX

Some of our closest neighbors at Shields RV Park in Corpus.
The jack-rabbit is an inhabitant of Texas and of some other Western States. He is often called the "mule-eared rabbit," and by the cowboy, is familiarly spoken of as the "muley."

Texas Black Tailed Jack Rabbit info....   Both of our dogs are very interested in our current neighbors!

Shields NAS Corpus Christi Famcamp is located on Corpus Christi Bay separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a string barrier islands.
Our first couple of days at NAS Copus Christi was windy and rainy as a storm front passed thro the area. The last few days have been beautiful and typical beach weather.        Posted by Picasa