On another note: A group of us met at Riverside in Mission TX to send off Rozetta and Dean Fiscus who have been residents the past two months and are headed for Arizona now. We hope they can come back again and have some more fun with us next year. Riverside is a restaurant-bar-dance hall on the Rio Grande river. They serve wonderful tenderloins there and we Iowans are always looking for a good pork tenderloin.
There was also a bit of excitement on the other side of the river (Mexico) while we were there. There were armed men in military clothing scanning the riverbank for something. We do not know what they were looking for exactly but the waitress told us they had made a big drug bust in the Riverside parking lot the previous evening. There were also helicoptors overhead. The drug cartels also dress in military clothing so there is no way to know who these people were but we have hopes that they were Mexican Government Military.
This is a shot of Chimney Park. It is a winter destination for many Winter Texans and Riverside is their neighbor.