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.

Close to Padre Island is nice to, sand and surf.

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Sabal Palm Sanctuary

The last wild Sabal Palms, a native plant right along the border. Lots of birds.

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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 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 trade hub. There were 3 overland trade trails that converged at Roma.

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The land is hot and hard. There are thorns everywhere.

There is also great mountain biking.

This is dark and open country, West Texas. Pickups are dusty and muddy here. This is truck xountry, pickups and 18 wheelers.

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at first light 

it is dark out 

headlight to see 

reward for crawling out 

of the bag 

is hot coffee 

Roar of the boil

heat of the flame 

light to the east

grows stronger

coffee smells

so good

first sip 


and now the show 

the Faint band

grows eliminates 

warms in hue

may be warmth

dark blues 

smokey greens

pale yellow

Tones of reds

the clouds light

Sky to pale blue

marigold ball 


from dark edge

the land 

gets first touch 

contrast sharp

shadows long 

and deep

coffee steams

so good

night grows 

to day

clouds turn white

air warms

all of this

singing up

by the birds 


together we 

take a moment 

of joy 

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Used to be one of the many border crossing in the area of west Texas. Some great mountain bike trails, watch for thorns.

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