Category Archives: McAllen


We went to Progresso yesterday. It was so much fun. I love going to border towns to walk around and look at all the things they are selling. It ranges anywhere from boots to magnets and then add some more stuff! All that stuff always throws me into a buying frenzy! Mike’s cousin bought a little bit of everything while there. I got some new movies, a pancho, a magnet, and silver hoop earrings. Mike got brandy and kalhua for his dad.

I think we are going to go back today so I can get a few more souvenirs before we go home tonight. Unfortunately, the rumor is that starting today you have to have your passport to cross over the border. Mike brought his, but I didn’t. I’m going to be really sad if I can’t go back. That will mean that we stay home and watch sports all day. BOO!



We haven’t really done too much while here in McAllen. We did go to Hooters to watch the UT game. We ended up leaving early and watched the rest of the game at home! UT won, so that was good!

We also ate some really good tamales. I’m not sure where they came from, but they were delicious. I had never had cream cheese, jalapeno tamales before. I hope I can find some in Austin.

Today we are supposed to go to Mexico. I’m super excited because this is the first thing this weekend that we are doing that I want to do! I haven’t been to a border town in years. This should be interesting! 🙂


Yesterday, we flew to McAllen to see my husband’s cousin, wife and baby. We flew Southwest because my sister-in-law gave us free tickets. I haven’t flown Southwest in a long time. They do a cattle call type seating arrangement. Noone knows where they’re going to sit until they get on the plane. We were second to last getting on the plane, so I didn’t think I would even get to sit with my husband much less get a good seat! Well, we’re walking down the aisle and I see two empty seats down the way. I begin thinking about knocking down the people in front of me to get to the seats before them. But, I don’t have to. Noone picks these seats. As I get closer, I realize that they are EXIT seats! YIPPPEEEE!! Not only do we get to sit together, we get lots of legroom! The flight was kind of turbulent, but we got here safely!

Last night we went to eat at Outback Steakhouse. It was ok. It was fun just being with family! 🙂

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