Monday, November 19, 2012

Home Again, Home Again...

We arrived in "The Valley" on the 9th to the wonderful smell of plastics burning and blowing over from Mexico, and my sinuses are giving me fits!

We are staying at Bentsen Palm RV in site 624, and will be here until the first part of January when we will then move to the Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR where we will be volunteering until March.

This is where you check in upon arrival.

There is an Esperanza lined bike path where you can ride all the way to Conway.

We have been busy with our grandkids...


Picking them up from school and watching them taking swimming lessons.

Wallace went to the deer lease with friends...

while I took a hike over to Bentsen State Park.

Staying here at the park allows you free admission.  Did not see anything out of the ordinary.  Green Jays are a dime a dozen!!!  The butterfly park is just down the road, and Thanksgiving week is the best time to see rare butterflies.  I will be searching to see what I can come up with to share with you.

We will be seeing our doctors, shelling pecans from our sons yard for pecan pies, and eating at our favorite Mexican food restaurant Taco Ole on business 83 in Sharyland.  So many things to do...

Our state bird, the Mockingbird, eating a berry off of the Turk's Cap.  They are tasty...

Until next time...


  1. loved the mockingbird shot... let us know when you go butterflying as we are always willing to learn...

  2. I am sure you will be missed at Santa Ana, especially by the volunteers who won't have the great outings you planned. What a great photo of the mocking bird.

  3. I am going to miss the outings too...thanks.

  4. we will be back at Santa Ana at the end of the month. and yes we will miss our birding friends and everyone else too!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. That's a great picture of the mockingbird.