Route: Matamoros, Mexico to Abilene, Texas
Miles Covered: 537
Lodging: Candlewood Suites, Abilene, Texas
Best Eats: The Dodging Duck Brewhaus, Boerne, Texas
Heard on the Radio: Little Jeannie (Elton John)
We began our day before dawn, scrambling to pack, recycle, or donate our last few odds and ends in the house. Although we were running a little behind schedule, we left Matamoros at 9:00 am …Continue reading →
It seems impossible: to be hungry and obese at the same time. How can that be?
M. came across a fascinating article in The Washington Post this morning discussing exactly this paradox, and how it is a growing problem in deep South Texas, just across the river from where we live.
In a recent report on poverty in the United States, Brownsville and McAllen, both in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), Texas, were ranked …Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, our friends asked M. and me to run The Color Run. The Color Run is a 5K event that travels from city to city across the U.S. As they run, participants get dusted with colorful chalk at different points along the course. The Color Run came to Brownsville for the first time yesterday. It was a sunny, cool morning, and we had a fun time “getting colored”. Continue reading →
The first of the month is always a new beginning of sorts – a way we can start something fresh with renewed energy, sort of like a Monday. Inspired by my good friend Nicole who has a great blog, I’ve decided to try to write a post a day for the next thirty days. I haven’t felt much motivation to write lately, yet I feel that good things await in November. So, I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to get back some of my writing mojo back. Continue reading →
There’s Chex mix in the oven. Not from a package, and not from the microwave. Real, original-recipe, homemade Chex mix, toasted with melted butter and Worcestershire sauce, filling the house with the smell of autumn.
A step outside is a harsh reminder that autumn may not exist in Matamoros, with the sun beating its rays to the tune of 95 degrees. Still, I made the Chex mix… if nothing else than to fool myself into thinking that between that and the bowl of candy corn on our kitchen counter, I can create October in our house. Continue reading →