January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Getting reacquainted, and Quinta Mazatlan and Judy's test.

Mercedes, TX

One more week of our NOMADS project here in Mercedes.  Got lots done, lots to do.

On Tuesday night we met up with Carol Kerr a fellow blogger.  She introduced us to her friend Jeff.  We got together with Carol in Austin a couple of years ago and again in North Dakota.  Funny how RV'ers keep connecting.   We had fabulous BBQ at Willie's over in Alamo, TX.  Surely we will meet again down the road.

Yesterday we NOMADS visited Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen.  It is one of the few remaining adobe homes in Tx.  It was built in 1935 and constructed of 12 inch abode block.  The Main house has 6,739 sq feet of living area.  Some pictures of the house.

Quinta Mazatlan is now the McAllen wing of the World Building Center.  It has nature trails and water features.  Over 100 species of birds and 100 species of tropical and native trees and flowers have been identified here.

Judy..... your test for today.....

And what about this colorful bird.  Leonard modeling the birthday gift from granddaughters Charlotte and Abby who designed him a one-of-a-kind shirt.

Until next time......


Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Last year, we had a great time at Quinta Mazatlan. Lovely place.

Could that first photo be a Chachalaca? We saw a few of them, but they were much bigger. I am no Judy that is for sure!

Travels with Emma said...

Phew! I hate tests! :) My answers, a Plain Chachalaca, a Great
Kiskadee, and a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. How did I do, teach?

Travels with Emma said...

Oops, missed the two little birds on the suet feeder. They look like house sparrows to me.

owensontheroad said...

What a lovely place. Good thing Judy reads blogs so she can help identify :-)