Well, we finally arrived here on the 15th and the welcome has been fantastic. We have a nice site that has some trees and are well situated for easy access to the activity center, pool, laundry, and most other conveniences. We also are close to the resaca and have a great vantage point for beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
We have ventured out to Mercedes, Weslaco, McAllen and Pharr (not too far; sorry, couldn’t resist) and in the next few days we’re heading east to Harlingen, Brownsville and South Padre Island. On the 25th we are going out on a catamaran dinner cruise along South Padre.
The weather has been beautiful, as expected, though a bit hot, 90 in the day, getting down to about 70 at night. Always a nice breeze so evening rides (on our golf cart) along the levee next to the resaca are a real treat. We are expecting a cool-down to the high 70s and low 80s after November 1st.
Last evening we witnessed the nightly ritual that I have dubbed the “Pelican Parade”. Hundreds of pelicans fly in to land on the resaca each evening about an hour before dark, just as the sun starts to set. They swim northward in a line for awhile, then begin to form a semi-circle, gradually closing the loop. Then they feed on the fish they have corralled. Then they spread out in a line and it starts all over again.
As expected, there are a bazillion Mexican restaurants throughout the area, each one claiming to be authentic and “the best”. Guess we might have to try each one to find out. Stay tuned.