Archive for April, 2009

Spaghetti Night

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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The other night we participated in an Italian pot luck.  Tinka wasn’t feeling well so she didn’t make it to the dinner.   Rick had prepared a monster pot of sauce and a couple of pounds of pasta for the get-together.  There were tons of food for all in attendance.

Returning home with left-overs, Rick let it sit to cool of a bit before transferring  the food to baggies for the freezer.  At about 11:00 PM, we discovered why Rick doesn’t usually participate in the bagging process.  When almost all of the food was bagged, the bag got a mind of its own and took a header to the kitchen floor.


It took more than an hour for Rick to clean up the mess from the floor, walls, carpet, and anything else in sight.  This included hosing Rick off outside to remove what landed on him.

In the morning, Tinka was pleasantly surprised at the result of the clean-up effort.

One Stop Shopping

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

No, it’s not Wal*Mart, it’s Angels. When you cross the Mexican border, south of Weslaco, TX, and walk across the International Bridge to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico to shop or dine, you can’t go wrong with Angels.  Located about a block or two down the right-hand side of the street from the International Bridge you will run across Angels.  The door opens at the corner of the building at a 45-degree angle to the street.  It’s the only one like it.

Angels has a pharmacy, liquor, and gift store on the first floor.  Hop on the elevator and go to the 4th floor and you will find Angels Restaurant, Rick’s favorite Progreso restaurant.

As we entered the restaurant, we noticed a sign that said, “Ask your waiter for a coupon for a free teeth cleaning”.  So we did.  Our normal dentist in Progreso is Dr. Tuttle,  but we figured, for a cleaning, what the heck.  (Progreso has 200 dental offices and 500 dentists.)

After lunch, and with coupon in hand, the waiter escorted us to the 3rd floor where there are dentist and cosmetic surgery offices.  Here is a picture from the dentist office window looking back north toward the border.


The dental equipment was very modern and the dentist worked his magic on our smiles.  He used ultra-sonic cleaning techniques and for polishing, the standard rotary polishing tools.  He used hand held color photography to show features on your teeth that may need attention in the future, such as cracked fillings, etc.  These photos were displayed on a computer monitor.  The cleaning was free and there was no pressure to have any of the suggested work done immediately.  They suggested that, upon our return, we may wish to have certain things done.

Once again, it was a good experience and now we know where we can go for liposuction.