Monday, February 18, 2013


Monday, February 18 – With our time quickly winding down here in South Texas, we decided on one more trip to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. We've wanted to get some Mexican pottery to take back to Ohio with us.


Pottery is plentiful in Mexico, but we've been meaning to stop just North of the border to check out a pottery place there. That would eliminate the need of carrying heavy pots through customs and to our parked truck. Of course, when we stopped about 9 a.m. it wasn't open yet. Guess, we'll stop on the way home.

Once we paid our fifty cents to cross into Mexico, we enjoyed strolling along the street and stopping in several stores.

us in Mexico

Marsha found several gifts and some nice wine glasses. We stopped and visited with Jose, the painter, and then had lunch at the Marcado at our favorite restaurant......two for one Margaritas.....yummmmmm.


Paul stopped at Gloria's Barbershop and got a haircut for $4. What a bargain and the best haircut Paul's gotten in years!


Paul and hair cut

After covering most of the main drag in Nueva Progreso, we headed back across the border to the good ole' USA. We stopped at the pottery store and purchased a pottery Texas boot and a large Mexican vase. We plan on placing these outdoors in our garden.

A few nights back we enjoyed another happy hour at Rick and Angie's. The happy hour turned into dinner ending with a wonderful chat around the Chimenea.


Oh no…Marsha is starting a new hobby, Swedish weaving. Her friends, Donna and Susie, enjoy this hobby, and Marsha wanted to try her hand at it. Both ladies showed her how to get started, stitch and follow a pattern. Susie gave her some fabric to practice on. Marsha is hooked. She can't wait to get back to Ohio and start her first pattern.

Susie gave Marsha a homework assignment to practice sewing a pattern. swedish weaving

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


  1. Don't go back just yet, we're enjoying all the sunshine photos! Hey, just thought of a new concept. You could open a salon that cuts hair, does all the rest of the things salons do, and cleans teeth! You could fix 'em up from head to toe.

  2. Still to cold to head north for me. Marsha sounds like me,,,, always changeing hobbies. Looks like you have had a great time in tha Valley again this year.

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun. As we sit here waiting for a snow storm:(

  4. awwww. . .the time has flown by. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Will you continue posting to your blog this summer?

  5. I agree with the others. Waaay too early to head north yet. It's still cold up there. I love the bright colors on the Mexican pottery. Another hobby??? Marsha, you wear me out.

  6. The world needs a lot more $4 haircut places!

    Oh, oh!! Swedish weaving sounds like it could be a dangerous hobby. Hide your credit cards, Paul!!

  7. Starting a new hobby in February means Marsha will have plenty of time to make this year's Christmas presents. :)

    Swedish weaving appears to be what I was taught as a child was embroidery on huck toweling. Nothing like regular embroidery. Closer to cross stitch. I never graduated beyond decorating the ends of tea towels. I'm sure Marsha will go much further than that.

  8. Had to look up what Swedish weaving was al about; looking forward to seeing the results of Marsha's first project.

  9. How come no pictures of the pottery? :)

  10. Nice last visit to Nuevo Progreso and the Margarita special! Talking about heading home already?! Are you counting on Punxsutawney Phil getting it right this year? Looking forward to your new creations in Swedish weaving!

  11. Ahhhh,, ahhhh
    So where's the pottery? What I want is a mortar & pestle.

  12. If you keep going there, they would eventually ask you for a green card. It's a good thing you're not heading back again.

  13. Hello! I recently just started a youtube Korean food channel, EasyKoreanFood, where you can learn how to make fast & easy Korean food! It would mean the world to me if you could check it out because I'm just starting out! Thanks!


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