I try and remember to look at all the "on this day" photos at Amazon Prime. Boy, am I glad I looked this morning! My daughter, her three children, and I were visiting my sister in Mission, Texas, sixteen years ago today. I don't drive, so my daughter had the job of driving us from the Kansas City area to Mission. I've always told her she should have been a truck driver; give her a big bag of chips and a Diet Coke, turn up the radio, and she'll drive for hours.
These photos showed up on the perfect day because right now, it's officially one degree here; that's supposed to be our high for the day. Oh, but these pictures! I remember this day well. We had a picnic on the sand dunes because a little sand on a meal never hurt anybody: Why do you think they call them sandwiches?
Maxine sold her Texas place about five years ago. Boy, I wish some other relative would get a place down there. I will never again taste the sweetness of grapefruits straight from the tree, warmed by the sun. I have to force down the sour grapefruits I buy at the grocery store.
Feel free to imagine yourself on a beach at Padre Island.Me, my sister Maxine, and 3 grandchildren at the top of a lighthouse just before crossing over to South Padre Island.