Got the chores and want to’s under control enough to go for a little fishing this evening. Surprise Surprise. There was even a catching. After about twenty minutes of casting and reeling, a really dumb large mouth bass bit on my bait. It was nice to find out that the new rod handles fish very well. The trouble is the nice FAT bass was ¼ inch to short to be legal. My title needs to be King Of The ¼ “ Too Short. That happened to me at Port Aransas also. At least it was a catching adventure for a change.
Groceries were purchased at the Wal-Mart. Once again it is amazing how nice and pleasant the folks are in this town. Some places the folks in the stores are not happy looking. Some places like Del Rio and Rockport the folks seem happier than at Walt Disney World. It was a new thing to me when the lady at the checkout in front of me paid in Mexican currency. The Wal-Mart here does the checking out and change in US dollars, but accepts pesos in payments. The cashier only has to hit a key or two and the payment is converted into US dollars for her ease of tally. The cashier told me Wal-Mart even gives the customer a slightly better exchange rate than the customer gets in Mexico. Boy that Wal-Mart really knows how to make folks want to shop there. That is why they are so successful. Provide what the customer wants to spend on. Works every time.
The golf course was checked out also. It looks like it will be a nice course and is not public play. Last time it was still a private country club. Contrary to the Sinton course that seemed to do things to make folks not want to play there, this one has special days where seniors over 55 get a nice percentage off. They also have several good deals for folks who want to save money by playing at the less popular times. It was closed today, but the operator of the course happened to see me looking around and pulled in from the street to give me the information. Once again SERVICE. It brings in customers. The fairways were ordinary, but the greens were first class. It will get some of my money at least once.
The lake is something like nineteen feet fuller than when the team was here last May. It is a whole different looking lake now. Maybe the yak will get to go play on it soon. Here are a couple of pictures snapped just to let my readers see how nice it is. Bright blue skies, 75 degrees, scattered clouds and then the rest of the week it is supposed to get nice.
The New China Buffet was the lunch spot while running around doing chores. When it was last tried in May it was pretty good. This time my lunch was smoked salmon, skewered chicken, stuffed shrimp, vegetable egg roll, long green beans, onion rings, fried rice, iced tea and scoop it yourself from the container chocolate chip ice cream. It was all good to very good. Total cost including tip was a bit under $10. As my waddling body exited the door, it was held open for the owner to fix the lock. He was a very nice fellow to visit with. WOW what a day today.
But we are not nearly finished with all the adventures. Several folks were ready to have nice conversations. Some folks from before and some new folks. This is a really good area for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM