My birthday was last week. We celebrated by riding a few miles to a funky little place (actually pretty big - as all things are in Texas) called the Riverside Club. It's not really a club, but a restaurant/bar with live music on a gravel road next to the Rio Grande. There are several dining rooms. We opted to enjoy the outside area so that we could watch the river and keep an eye on Mexico -- it was a little warm and buggy, but worth it for the view.
The horse in the opening picture was grazing across the river. The group picture shows us enjoying margaritas, nachos, and huge (Texas-sized) Indiana-style breaded-pork tenderloin sandwiches. This restaurant was actually under several feet of water last June when Hurricane Alex passed through. Amazing that they were able to reopen so soon.
One day we went on a ten-mile bike ride on the paved bike trail that winds by Retama, along a canal, and into a wild-life refuge. There was some huffing and puffing along the way due to a few hills (and accompanying headwind -- D.) that somehow exist in one of the flattest places on earth. We all got a rest when we came upon a turtle resting in the middle of the bike path.
Chuck thought it might be getting too much sun and provided a little shade.
Dianne, the animal lover, thought it might get run over by a bicycle. So.......
Here is a shot of Chuck and Cindy as we pedaled back to Retama.
We will likely have a few blogs about our fun in the Texas Hill Country. Be sure to check back in a day or two. The Hill Country is one of our favorite places.
Dianne took the doggie picture of the day of our puppy, Bandido, resting on the couch.