We're in Texas - Day 2
we leave Pearsall and travel to Laredo
March, 2006
We started our day, same as every day - L slept in and D went to McDonalds and had breakfast, bringing back coffee for the slug-a-bed. 

Then we were off to Laredo.  I always wanted to walk "the streets of Laredo" (at least ever since I heard the Smother's Brother's song - I would be delighted to sing it for you when I see you.....  Just ask.

We drove past mile after mile of fenced ranches.  Most had elaborate gates at their main entrance.
We also passed a prison area.

Well, Laredo has a population of over 100 thousand.  Hardly the cow-town I expected, so we headed out of town, finding a charming State Park.
We weren't exactly sure what PULIC recreation is, but we were surprised that no one had altered the spelling! 
At our picnic lunch we enjoyed the birds
, including this one who reminded us of "Little Buddy", a goose we had years ago.

We got our first sight of the Rio Grande.
We saw lots of border control vehicles, planes, helicopters, but no "wetbacks".

There is a lot of prickly pear cactus.  Much starting to bloom.  We later learned that the small protrusions are edible and are usually fried or steamed, and served for breakfast with eggs or at lunch or dinner as a vegetable with butter, salt, pepper.

We stopped  in a tiny town,  San Ygnazio.  This was the original building, which also functioned as a fort.  Note the cactus growing on the tin roof near the chimney.  

We ended the day in a small motel.  Lovely flowers.

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around.

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Flower and Garden 
Flowers, etc
Pink and Purple 
June 6, 2000
July, 2000 


Flower and Garden 
Animals hummingbirds
robin baby
Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus
Hummingbird Moth
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior
July 98
Christmas 98
Liz/George Wedding
Wendy & Sam

Links to all the Baby pages for Frankie and Peri


Published 3/15/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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