|Last year when I was looking for a dentist, a friend|
recommended Sabal Dental. Turns out the dentist
is from Killdeer, ND, and went to school with Jimmy's wife,
Kelly. This year she became famous on big billboards in Harlingen!
|Street in Harlingen between "H" and "J"|
|Elementary school where I volunteered in the library.|
There were 475 students ages three through 4th grade--and
this is the smallest of the four elementary schools in La Feria!
|In-laws--together in the park pool|
|Enjoyed ribs and brisket at Smokin' Oak in Mercedes|
on Kathy's birthday
|Then went back to our place for birthday pie|
|On Nancy's birthday we headed to the Texas Roadhouse for steaks.|
I gave my leftover steak to a beggar alongside the road.
Everyone else thought he preferred money.
|This time we had creme-de-menthe cake|
|Tourist Day in Mexico is a big hit!|
|The Alley Bar is a favorite hangout in Mexico.|
You can even get a "boot shine" there!
|Siblings enjoy "refreshments"|
|watched the Mariachis,|
|and ate at The Red Snapper.|
|The cast was mostly high school students|
|After the play, we went to Chili's to|
help Dennis and Nancy celebrate their anniversary.
The boys at the table behind Bob and Dennis
were in the cast of "Oklahoma"!
|Gackles in the tree outside Chili's|
Nilgai were among the many animals found on the ranch...
they were apparently very hard on the fences
|Bridge across the Santa Gertrudis Creek|
|Santa Gertrudis cattle are bred here. They are|
5/8 English shorthorn and 3/8 Brahman. The ranch has
Santa Cruz cattle, too, which are said to have better beef.
|This sign is for real!|
|Can you see the alligators?|
|King family home is now a five-star hotel.|
The house has 32,000 sq. ft. of living space and
a dining room table which seats 28-50 people!
|One of many javelina living on the ranch.|
A javelina is a collared peccary (google it).
The 1946 Triple-Crown winner, Assault, was bred on
the King ranch and is buried there.
|Main gate has a secret code|
Original ranch carriage house. The ranch also has housing for
the employees and a public school on the property.
|The museum is in Kingsville--880 acres were set aside|
by Henrietta King for the town which was built in 1904.
The "running W" is the brand of the King Ranch,
but no one knows its origin for sure.
|We had a BBQ lunch on the ranch grounds|
|Our tour bus--we lucked out--Jo was actually our tour guide|
|Sign on the movie theater in Kingsville|
|I don't know why this sign was on the fence at|
the Kingsville train station--maybe the train goes to Frisco (TX)
where the NDSU Bison won their 5th National football championship in January