Sunday thru Saturday, January 21-27—More Culture

After church and a quick lunch on Sunday, we drove to University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in Edinburg to enjoy a performance of several mariachi groups. Two high school groups from Edinburg High School (Mariachi Primer Orgullo) and Edinburg North High School Mariachi Oro) opened the concert, and were quite good. A young lady from Edinburg North played a violin solo that was as good as any we had ever heard. Following the high school groups was Mariachi Juvenil Aztlan from the college (this group consisted mostly of freshmen and sophomore students at UTRGV) followed by Mariachi Aztlan, the “A” team at UTRGV. Ballet Folklorico, a Mexican cultural dance team, accompanied several of the songs.
Edinburg High School Mariachi Band
Edinburg North High School Mariachi Band
UTRGV 2nd Team and Ballet Folklorico
UTRGV 2nd Team and Ballet Folklorico
UTRGV 1st Team and Ballet Folklorico
Kay played golf Monday morning, and I played (quite poorly) Tuesday while Kay shopped and tried on clothes for the Ladies Fashion Show at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort. She joined Sharon Crawford for bridge in the evening. 
I traveled to Mexico, in a light rain, on Wednesday morning to Dr. Veronica Munoz for what I though would be a crown. After a detailed examination, she said two teeth were cracked and advised not doing anything, same as Dr. Lane advised in Arkansas! Temperatures again plunged to the mid-40s, cold for here.
Progresso in Mexico
Kay and I played golf Thursday afternoon despite heavy misting and wet fairways at Palm View Golf Course. Kay handsome good shots and some not so good; I had a decent front nine and a terrible back nine.
The internet went down this morning, Friday, and Verizon phone and data service is poor. It’s going to be a long weekend!  Kay, accompanied by Sharon Crawford, “solicited” donations for the CanAm golf tournament and I attended a photo club meeting at Retama Village since my golf game was cancelled due to dense fog and a light mist.
Sophomore who played Millie
We really enjoy the culture and entertainment here in the Rio Grande Valley. The high schools are great to include Winter Texans in their audiences for concerts and plays. In this regard, we attended our 5th musical at Nikki Rowe High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was awesome, almost as good as Off Broadway, including a live orchestra; and the three lead singers were only sophomores—incredible to say the least!
As has been written in these blogs, the weather in the Valley this year has not been good, relatively speaking. That makes three out of six seasons here with relatively poor weather—not too good for outdoor activities.

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