Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For Sale!

On Lime Street

Crafts on Monday

Lili, Leslie and Dori are busy with their projects.

For You Checkers

I know I am behind! I have pictures to post and things to tell you so check in later today for this morning I am going biking and when I get back I am making the Crockpot Tequila Pie for supper so after that perhaps I can get caught up with the blogs.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Down Mexico Way

This one is a must read if you plan to go to Mexico. Congress be da$%&* they are going to be tough at the border. And this begins January 31st

Friday, January 25, 2008

Gonzales (Berta's) Burgers

Following is an email exchange between me and friends that I thought may be of interest for the blog.
Did you guys tell us about a place to eat in Weslaco/Donna called "Gonzales Burgers"? We have friends from Minnesota who are visiting for a couple of weeks and wanted to try that place. We have heard about sooo many places we just can't remember who we heard it from. If so, please respond with directions. Thanks.
My response:
Yes, we did. Gonzales burgers is in Donna on Silver Ave. From business 83 heading west from Weslaco to Salinas in Donna. Turn south (left) 2 or 3 blocks to Silver avenue. Turn Right and go 3 or 4 blocks west. It is on the left (south) side of the street. No sign but there will be lots of cars. Their hours are from 10:45 AM to 3:00 PM. There is a day care and a senior center across the street . If all else fails come get me!!
Their reaction:
Oh my gosh!!! We had the best burgers, but did have to stand in line for over an hour to get our food and almost had to arm wrestle some people to get a table... :-) Must be the most well kept secret in Donna...Hah! HOW do they get so much business without even a sign at their cafe?? Thanks for the directions. Was cold today for shopping at the flea market.
My answer:
Glad you liked them. If you make a really good burger at a cheap price...they will come!! ;-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Where oh, where?

Where oh where has Barb the blogger been?!!! Putting the park directory together is the answer. It has been taken to the printer and they should be ready for purchase within the next week. There are 208 entries and 21 lack a picture. Now some of those do not want their picture in there. So I am not totally to blame for those that are missing. I do what I have to to get pictures. You will notice one fellow is in the swimming pool when his picture was taken.
Until this project is out of my hands I am tinkering with it so now the tinkering is done and I can get on with other things like catching up the blogs.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Texas State Bank

Texas State Bank brings their money machine to the park. We are required to listen to their spiel which WAS interesting and informative and not high pressure or even low pressure and then if your ticket is drawn you get a turn in the money machine.

Bean Soup Supper

Last Wednesday we had a Bean Soup Supper and it was a big hit.
Leo Tschetter is ready to serve.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Buttery Onion Soup

The 1015 onions will soon be coming on in the Rio Grande Valley and I plan to make the following recipe.

Buttery Onion Soup 1/18/2008
2 Cups thinly sliced onions
1/2 Cup butter or margerine
1/4 Cup flour
2 Cups chicken broth
2 Cups milk
1 1/2 to 2 Cups (6-8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saute' onion in butter 20-30 minutes in 3 qt. sauce pan. Blend in
flour, add milk and broth, heat until boil, boil one minute, reduce it
to low, let it cool down a little and add cheese, do not boil.

In-Park Pool Tournament

The in-Park pool tournament began last night. You do not have to a good pool shooter to be in the tournament. You are paired up with a partner and you take on other teams of two alternating shots. This prevents one person being able to run the table and is reassuring to those of us with lesser abilities. The pool hall gets crowded on Thursday nights because the specrtators have as much fun as the shooters. It is not a serious business. Fun is the name of this game and we all have it.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hungry for Mexican?

Recipe: CROCK POT TIJUANA PIE 1/17/2008
Category: Main Dish
Trailer Life Directory's Recipe Newsletter

1 ½ lbs. Ground Beef
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1 tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper
3–4 Cups Grated Cheese
1 Can Enchilada Sauce (10 oz)
1 Can Tomato Sauce (8 oz.)
2 Cans Chili Beans, Drained
1 Can Whole Kernel Corn, Drained
1 Can Pitted Olives, Drained
6 Corn or Flour Tortillas (size depends on size of crock pot)

Brown beef, onion, garlic and seasonings. Wipe inside of crock pot with oil. Place
one tortilla in bottom. Spoon on meat, a little sauce and cheese. Top with another
tortilla and add a layer of meat, sauce, beans, cheese, olives and corn. Continue
layering, ending with cheese and olives top.

Cover and cook on low 5–7 hours.

Serve with additional hot tortillas

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ropa Quilt

Last season Mary Bruun found a quilt top on one of her Ropa Usada (Used Clothing) expeditions. So the idea of getting it completed and used as a raffle item soon followed. The needlework has commenced. The quilters are hard at work.
Pictured on the left are Judy, Irma and Mary. Below is Irma, Deon and Shirley- Mary is hidden. And below is the group including Dave!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ocelot- Dead

We were whizzing down the highway when I spotted this spotted cat alongside the road. It took a bit but I got Butch to turn around so we could get a closer look. It is an ocelot a member of the cat family and a prevalent resident of south Texas.

Friday, January 11, 2008

There is a reason...

There is a reason we are known as the friendliest park in the valley. Everywhere you look you find people visiting with each other. Eddie Urbonovic and Dave Gilliam are enjoying conversation in the warm morning sunshine.

Running as fast as I can!!

No posts since Wednesday!! I shocked myself. But I have been one busy woman what with computer issues, golf, trying to get 2 walks a day in, and taking pictures for the directory. My trusty helpers,Betty, Vi, Edie and Shirley B, are gathering information for me so I can really get down to business on the directory for 2008. Leslie C. says she will join the team next year. This park would come to a standstill if it weren't for all the volunteers who make this place run. And we all do it with love in our hearts. Any other way would never work. One of the toughest things for me is running people down to get their picture...sometimes it takes several tries. So if you are one of those I am trying to run down STOP and let me catch you!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

B-B-Bike ride

Mary B., on the left said she could always peel off the layers if she got too warm...too warm didn't happen!

Our first ride of the year- we went to Tico's for
taco's on Bridge street in Weslaco TX.

Okay, which one is the Canadian?!! Mary B. is ready for a bike ride while Judy H. (from Canada) went for her morning swim. Outdoor temp was 56 degrees at the time the picture was taken.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Today's photos Part 3

Pool "shots" from today's tournament hosted by Magnolia

Today's photos Part 2

Magnolia Park was the host for the pool tournament this week.

Today's photos Part 1

An old hornets nest out of a tree at the Bill Brooker house.

Clean up of Christmas decorations- Packed away for another year.

Judy Hunt at paint class and below is a view of her current project.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Years Eve

There were considerably less fireworks than in years past and that is because of restrictions due to dry weather conditions. It usually sounds like a war outside but this year was far quieter. Another great party in Allen Hall with games, prizes and dancing. A "freeze" dance was part of the games which allows me to get some good photos of the dancers. Too many pictures for this site so to see the bulk of them click on Brookers Webshot albums on the left of this page under the Links heading.

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