Thursday, March 27, 2014

This just in....

Soon we'll be taking a big trip on British Airways....
.... but I'm not going to blog about it- or Facebook it, until the trip is over, okay?
Okay! 

I know: you think I won't be able to help myself.

Ah, but I'm not saying I'm not going to blog.... just not about the trip - yet.
(I deleted a previous post about it, in fact.)
(There are various reasons for this.)

There's lots of other stuff to blog about, though...

... like my super smart granddaughter...
 (She'll be five months old soon.)
(She's growing so fast.)


And my son-in-law returning Saturday from a medical trip to Ethiopia.....
That's him in Ethiopia.
(I can't wait to hear all about his trip.)


.....oh and I can blog about Baylor and March Madness!
Hopefully they'll win the whole madness thing.
(So they (we) won't be mad.)

You can click HERE for a great article about the Baylor Bears...
which tells you they won't be too mad (if they lose)(which they won't).

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In other news,
little Anna (my great niece)
has started taking swimming lessons!
I got to go with her the very first day.
(It's an indoor pool.)
When she got through with her class she ran up to me and yelled,
"I did it!  I did it!"
And she did!
She started to learn to swim like a pro!
That reminds me of Mrs. Walsh and the Fontana Motor Hotel pool in Mission, TX.
 She taught Peggy and me -and many others - to swim there.
Some of those folks will be joining me
on July 26th at Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
in north Fort Worth, near the Stockyards
for a reunion!!!
I'm inviting every person near my age who lived in Mission when I did.
Really.
My goal: to eat at my favorite restaurant in the Metroplex
with some of my hometown folks.

Notice I said, 'my favorite restaurant in the Metroplex'.
My favorite restaurant of all time anywhere
was the PALMETTO INN in McAllen (five miles east of Mission).
Sadly it no longer exists.
I looked online for a picture and I found this....
The caption read "Waitresses at Palmetto Inn's South Padre Island location."
Oh, and I found this:
The caption read: "#10 Mexican dinner at Palmetto Inn — "The Hangover Cure."
Wow. What a great hangover cure!
I found those pictures in a great article from 2008 in the HOUSTON PRESS called

And yes, I would call Palmetto Inn a 'temple of Tex-Mex!

(The article also talked about El Fenix!)

That's it for now.

Have a great day.








1 comment:

Bobbie said...

That was hands-down the best plate of Mexican food EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER!!!! The chili gravy with the chile con queso on top. And, those thicker-than-you-get-now authentic chips. We called them tostadas back then. And, the nachos. Just a half a fried tortilla with good old greasy cheese and a sliver of jalapeno. Simplicity at its best. And, remember if you ordered chile con queso, it was poured on a plate - not in a bowl. And, the pineapple sherbet for dessert. Shame on you for bringing up these memories and reminding me that I can no longer eat at my beloved Palmetto Inn, Highway 83, McAllen, Texas