Thursday, January 12, 2012


Tuesday, January 10 – We met up with fellow Winter Texans, Gayle and Jim, at a local restaurant today for lunch. We follow each other's blogs and since both of us were in Mission, TX, for the winter, we made arrangements to meet. What a wonderful couple. It's interesting how much one has in common with other full-timers. They are in their forth year of full-timing, similar in age, like hiking and biking, and are interested in photography. Jim, as a matter of fact, gave us some great suggestions in our search for a new camera.
They are staying a few miles down the road at Bentsen Palms RV Park. We hope to get together again before winding up our stay in the RGV.

Jim, Gayle, Marsha, Paul (Don't sit in front of a window and expect to get a good picture:( )lunch-with-jim-and-gayle

Each morning when we go to workout, we see HUGE flocks of birds flying around Mission. Yesterday on the way home from the gym, there must have been 1000's of birds flying near our campground. From a distance it appeared like smoke in the air, but upon closer inspection, it was birds heading for their feeding grounds here in the RGV.



 Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Now that's a lot of birds! Do you carry an umbrella?

  2. Have you visited the World Birding Center located just outside the entrance to Bentsen Palm Village? No cars allowed but a wonderful place to ride bikes, visit the bird blinds, and see javalinas up close. It was a daily activity for us when we stayed a month at Bentsen Palm Village in 2007.

  3. Hey send our birds back.

    When we got up today it was about 18 deg and light snow and not a bird anywhere.

  4. When we meet bloggers it's really not like meeting people for the first time.

    We noticed all the migrating birds when we moved to Texas. The trees were covered with them. Well, not just the trees but just about every place else. Migration took on a whole new meaning.

  5. Could they be crows? I heard a news report on the radio about the fact that crows are multiplying like crazy and as they have no natural enemies there is nothing to stop their population growth.

    Mike and Dee White

  6. I was watching the news this morning and saw scenes of massive birds blackening the sky back in our home area of NJ too. Must be something in the air? Oh, yea, birds.

  7. You need a WIDE brim hat to walk around We may have to try the RGV one of these days.

  8. I second a visit to the World Birding Center. They have a trolley that goes through the park so you can ride some and walk some and see whatever strikes your fancy. You can even put your bikes on the trolley if you get too tired to ride back. They also have some good food in their tiny cafe area.

  9. Hopefully they are insect eating birds and helping to keep the mosquito population in check.

    It's always fun to meet fellow RVers and if they are blogging RVers, all the more fun. It does seem as if you already know each other, even when meeting for the first time.

  10. Hi Marsha and Paul,

    Happened to be checking out your blog as we are full-time rvers. I was shocked to see the picture of you with Jim and Gayle Cummings in Mission, Tx. We met Jim and Gayle last season at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort and became good friends. We will be workamping with them in the park this season coming up in the activities dept. We will continue to follow your blog and see where you are at.


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