Falcon Executive Inn
Travel Blogs from Zapata
... and/or walls that
surround the houses, the colors. Yes, it looks like Mexico only with
newer trucks and new cars and new bicycles and satellite dishes and
roads that are more road than pothole. These are just a few of the
basics that differ from the real Mexico. A closer look would reveal
more similarities that are a little less pleasant.
Heading into the Upper RGV, towns are few and far between (30 to 50 ...
... higher into the
desert that is Southwest Texas. At Falcon (Lake) SP we are over one-hundred and fifty miles from the coast and some three-hundred and
twenty-five feet above sea level. The first photos are from the lower RGV. Starting
with the pair of Inca Love Doves the birds are all new to us. Our birdbath and feeders are quite active. Javelinas and
jackrabbits roam the campgrounds and white-tail deer come out in the
evening. No hummingbirds ...
... early anyways.
The park is adjacent to Falcon Lake, which is supposed to have the best fishing in the area, and is supposed to be full during the winter months. But, it was actually several feet low, and we could even walk out on to the lake floor. The locals said it was due to the water useage in the lower valley.
Not much going on in this very small town. The ...
... The Club however, did not have any recommendations in Laredo so we took a chance on a private resort - wrong! The "Casa Del Sol" was surrounded by a low cost housing district made up mainly of really old mobile homes that housed Mexicans. As we drove in we had the feeling that we were being tagged as "easy marks" and imagined that there were hoods phoning their cronies advising them of our arrival. People came out of their homes and stared - it made us ...
... of us warmed up better before starting the day's competition. It didn't help much as I took a five on section one and a three on section two. I was able to clean section three and felt better, but that was short lived when I blew section four. I stalled the bike twice on the first loop while on sections that I should have been able to clean. I had raised the idle speed up, but it wasn't enough. After putting in a bad ride on section eight, I asked Ramon Aguirre if my idle was too ...