Monday, March 24, 2014
Immediately past the first cross street a huge sound stage hosted musicians and entertainers all afternoon, but soon after passing that raucus crowd there was this air slide where small children slid and jumped while their parents waited.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Roma was a major trade center on the Rio Grande River in the mid to late 1800s. Before dams were built to control flooding, flat bottom boats wheeled upriver as far as Roma.
Richard King of "King Ranch" notoriety made his first fortune as a river boat captain on the Rio Grande and was a frequent visitor in Roma.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|Prickly Poppy blossoms|
At 349 acres this is a comparatively small park, but other than a well-defined trail, it has no facilities, which means it gets little traffic. Even on a nice day I think there would have been few visitors. Today there were only the four of us.
We saw Javelina and coyote tracks, along with old evidence of illegal immigrants who had crossed the nearby Rio Grande River and left clothing and backpacks lying on the ground near the trail.
Spring is beginning to break and fresh blossoms are abundant, although the Prickly Pear Cactus tunas are just beginning to sprout. Mesquite trees are drooping with fresh, brilliant green leaves that I look forward to seeing every year.