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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lunch with Friends and the Ferry

Today we were up early and getting ready to head out to have lunch with some friends from the Class of 2007. We were to meet at a place called Gonzales in Donna, TX at 11m…isn’t that a little early for lunch??? Well when we got there we realized why we needed to be there at 11am. The place was packed!! Now this is just a small building with no signs outside. A few tables inside and fewer outside. We stood in line to place our order. Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers..single or doubles…and fries or onion rings. Canned sodas.  They were great!!!  The Cheeseburgers are HUGE and I could only eat about half of mine. Mac ordered a double…LOL

We got to reconnect with Greg & Jean, Jay & Fay, Hank & Patty and several others that we hadn’t met before. We ate our lunch and got in some serious visiting with plans to meet again before we leave the Valley. Forgot my camera so no photos of lunch…sorry

We left Gonzales and were off to pick up Mark & Dortha to go and see the last Hand Drawn Ferry in the US.  The ferry is in Los Ebanos, TX.

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Here is the ferry going over to the Mexico side to let passengers off…

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Mac watching

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and then they are bringing more passengers back to the US…

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They had to tie off the Ferry on the US side and a Border Patrol Agent checked it over and locked it up for the night. Since the workers  were done for the day they headed back to Mexico in a little blue boat  and loaded it up on a wheel barrel until they come back to work tomorrow.

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It is a nice feeling to see this sign…

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We then passed by… 

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The Jail..??

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and stopped in here to look around.

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Here is the sign for the Ferry and Gift Shop

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We headed back to Mission after a great day with friends and dropped Mark and Dortha off and set and visited for quite a while before going back to our RV.

Tomorrow..Mac & I, Mark & Dortha, Nolan & Donna, Chuck & Kathy, Jesse & Ginger, and Ed & Marilyn are headed to the RV Show and then out to lunch at Arturo’s. Then maybe off to a new Indoor Flea Market in the afternoon.

This has been such a great trip for us! We are having so much fun with friends…

Stay tune for what’s happening next….

Hugs to all!!!


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Sounds like an adventure!
Good luck in your travels!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

I read about the ferry crossing on Dortha's blog too. What an interesting place! I put it in my *Interesting Places to See* file for when we get there someday too. Thanks for sharing and the cool pics.

Joe and Sherri said...

Well I can see that you are really enjoying your time down south. We are having fun following you.

Bob and Molly said...

Oh Netters, what wonderful days!! Glad you are having a good time!! Wish we were there too!! See you Feb or March!!! HUGS!