LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Cool, but sunny. High 68
After our traditional Sunday morning grits and eggs breakfast while watching CBS Sunday Morning, I took my hike. I went a bit farther to make up from my laziness on Saturday. I usually hike a big square around some fields. The first 3 legs this morning were fine, but the last leg was right into the fierce NW wind. I was almost bent over with the brutal wind.
A new Airstream has moved into Retama Village. This one is brand new – a 2020 and is much bigger than ours. Theirs is 33 feet; ours 25. I chatted with the owner a bit to welcome her to the neighborhood.
Many of the residents here are excellent artists – painters, quilters, photographers, woodworkers, bead and jewelery makers, and leather artists. Today, several held an “art walk” where we could stroll through their courtyards, all masked up, to look at their goods. I bought some very nice hand-painted cards from one artist.
Then, we visited our friends. George is trying to improve his chess skills, so he played a few games with our friend. They have a beautiful backyard, including this nice poinsettia.
This photo popped up as a Facebook memory today. Five years ago, we visited a Chinese couple in San Francisco whom we had met camping. They took us all around Chinatown for shopping and eating. It was a terrific experience. Meeting new people is one of the best things about traveling.
DINNER: Another night off from Jacques. I made fish tacos with some frozen mahi mahi. I topped the tortillas with the fish, salsa, sauteed green peppers and onions, and Mexican cheese. Side was a butternut squash. Muy bueno!
PHOTOBOOK: “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel. A bit strange, but compelling. It traces the lives of several different people whose paths cross along the way. 4 stars out of 5