Category Archives: Culture

Padre Island

Once 13 million acres of grassland across Texas and Louisiana. Now only 2 % of the grasslands remain. Lost through development and over grazing.

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San Antonio Texas

The first mission along the San Antonio River was constructed by a Franciscan missionary and began in 1690.  This was the first of 5 missions along the river. The purpose was to convert the savage barbarians to the Catholic Faith … Continue reading

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Bicycle Riding in the City

San Antonio is so nice to go bike riding along the bicycle paths and see so much beauty and no trash. My town, Colorado Springs, has lots of trash and homeless camps everywhere. San Antonio was such a delight. Eat … Continue reading

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ROCKPORT

Which Rockport you ask as there are 23 in the U S. The one in Texas . Life is slow here. People talk and people wave. Burger place, Whata burger, serves you, talks to you, asks if they can help … Continue reading

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Small Town America

In an RV camp there is still small town America. There is respect, people walking and talking to each other. This is close living but works. Breeze Lake Campground has dinners, social hours, classes. People have time to be people. … Continue reading

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South Padre Island

The is the longest barrier island in the world. Over 500 species of migratory birds visit here and the Rio Grand Valley twice a year. 

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ROMA

ROMA was incorporated in 1765 after the church and school were built. Riverboats used to come here to unload at the wharf. Navigation stopped after the water level dropped 7 feet during to irrigation calls. It has fallen from a … Continue reading

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