Our stay here at Bentsen Palms Village has been a nice one. We were able to meet up with old friends and make many new ones. With the warmer weather the flowers of spring are in full bloom. There are a few Aloe farms here in the valley and if you have never seen it bloom, it has a beautiful tall yellow bloom. (Last Picture)
Even though many of the folks have left the Park for the season there are still a lot of activities we can take part in here in the park. We had a great St Pats Day pot luck dinner. We even had a leprechaun treat us to a sip of fine Irish Whisky. We have been playing bingo and going out to dinner with our new Canadian friends Tim and Sandy. With less people playing we have won a lot more. Josie and I both won dime games for a whopping total of three dollars. We will miss the "Produce Man" who comes by every Tuesday afternoon. He always has fresh produce and his fresh pineapples that he cores right on site taste great.
We drove up the valley one afternoon and took the last hand pulled ferry on the Rio Grande River over to Diaz Ordaz, Mexico. It took only five men to pull the ferry with three cars and a few pedestrians like us across the river.
With the change of the season the birding will be picking up soon. I go over to the Bentsen State Park Hawk Watch a few days a week and help with the count. Most of the local resident birds are in breading plumage. There is an Elf Owl nest in one of the power poles in the park and it has been fun going over a few nights a week to watch the female peek out of her nest and then take off for a night of hunting.
Tomorrow we drive north to Bastrop State Park, Texas.