Thursday, December 20, 2012—Birding at

121220_E26We had a tough group of birders today, fighting winds gusting to at least 40 miles per hour, ushering in a major cold front.  Our trip today was a short one, to the city of Edinburg’s Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center.  We, as a group, saw 47 species, mostly water birds, though a few other birds, like the Western King Bird shown in the photo below, survived the blowing wind to make themselves available.

121220_E25Upon returning to the the RV resort, Kay and I drove to a Mexican restaurant for lunch.  It was family owned and operated with three generations present.  We were waited on by granddaughter, her mother, and her mother’s father.  The cheese enchiladas I ordered were great, though Kay’s chicken dish was not quite as good.  The friendly, family atmosphere was terrific and we’ll definitely return.

We then drove to Lowe’s to pick up some stainless steel stove bolts as one broke in our relatively new Strongback chair.  We have sung praises regarding these chairs and are very much disappointed at their durability.

Back at the resort, we began preparations for our trip home tomorrow to spend the holidays with family.

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