Falcon Executive Inn
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... br> that distance will stretch as we move westward). The Brownsville-McAllen area boast of more than a million people, that cerntly won't be
the case on this leg of travel. Most of the border towns claim
establishment some time in the 1750's. The claim of habitation for
this area goes back thousands of years. Pre-Columbian I guess is how
time is measured here. Pre-Columbia, six-hundred years later,
Pre-Hurricane Ike('08), Pre-Hurricane Alex ('10), there ...
... tracts of land that were to wet or just not worth farming. Waste
lands then, oasis now, drawing thousands here each winter to see tens
of thousands of birds concentrated in these woods and wetlands along
the river. In 2010 the entire lower valley was severely flooded.
2013 starts the third year of severe drought in the upper valley and greater south-west.
The Upper Valley, thru birds and people
and an ever changing landscape we move ...
... 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 ...