Okay, I’ll admit it! I’m still not wild about Mission, Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, but I will admit we’ve really been eating well in the three days we have been here! Our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel took us to a wonderful Chinese buffet with a hibachi grill called, appropriately enough, the Hibachi Super Buffet. I’d put it up there in the top three of all Chinese buffets we’ve been to nationwide.
Yesterday we went to another favorite restaurant of theirs, the 492 Bar-B-Cue. I like barbecue almost as much as I like Chinese buffets, and I would say this is probably the best barbecue we have found anywhere. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender and just melted in your mouth. Terry had a pulled pork plate and said it was two thumbs up delicious. I may have to come back here just to eat at these places again!
Unfortunately, our time here has been very short and we will be back on the road today. As with all fulltime RVers, our plans are always written in Jell-O. And we’ve had to stir the Jell-O a bit. We had planned to stop at the Escapees co-op in Hondo for a quick visit with our friends Mike and Elaine Loscher, but as it turns out, I have to be at the VA Medical Center in Tucson on Tuesday, not Wednesday as planned. It’s almost 1100 miles between here and there, and that’s a lot of distance to cover in just 2 driving days. So we had to send Michael and Elaine an e-mail with our apologies, and a promise to catch up with them down the road.
I plan to take US Highway 83 north out of Mission and follow it to Del Rio, where we will pick up US 90 and continue west on it. I’m not sure if we’ll take 90 all the way to Van Horn, or if we’ll jump up to Fort Stockton and pick up Interstate 10. I’ve always wanted to take 90 through Alpine and Marfa but we’ve never had the chance before. Maybe we’ll do that this trip. The mileage is about the same and I’ve been told 90 is a good road through there.
Depending on which route we take and where we find ourselves tonight, I may or may not have a blog for you tomorrow. If I can’t get a signal, I’ll have to skip a day. I have no idea what to expect in the way of cell service out in that direction, or where we’ll spend the night along the way. Any suggestions or tips?
I’ve had a number of readers asking about volunteering at our Arizona Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma. We can always use help with parking, assisting the vendors getting set up, as seminar room hosts, helping with morning coffee and donuts, helping with the pizza party setup and cleanup, as door prize runners, and with other rally chores. Don’t worry, if you want to volunteer we’ll find somewhere to put you to work! Just send us an e-mail telling us what you’d like to do, or Terry will have sign-up sheets at the registration tables when you get to the rally.
Speaking of the pizza party, we have to order them ahead of time so that Dominoes can order in the supplies necessary to meet our needs. Cost of the pizza party is $5 per person, and we supply paper plates and napkins. Bring your own drinks and utensils if you want them. Please let us know soonest possible if you plan to participate in the pizza party so we will have an idea of how many to order.
Thought For The Day – How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?