Our First Trip to Las Vegas
Our first trip to Las Vegas, NV back in 2017 was a unique experience that we'll never forget. We went for a timeshare presentation by Bluegreen Vacation Club, which is associated with Choice Hotels. They lodged us for a couple of days at the Tuscany Suites & Casino. We flew out of McAllen International Airport (MFE) to McCarran International Ai
The Drunken Chicken in Mission, Texas
There are many great places for barbecue in Texas. In fact, some Texans will occasionally make the weekend pilgrimage to their favorite barbecue spots, which may be hours away. And then, there are local favorite barbecue spots that everybody in town knows and frequents. The Drunken Chicken is one of those local favorites in Mission, Texas. Entranc
Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center Hospitality
We recently booked a stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had never stayed at this property. However, we had visited their bar and restaurant when we have gone out on dates. We generally like Embassy Suites hotels. We enjoy their evening Happy Hours, their attentive staff, and the l
Taking a Break
Taking a Break I have been reading about uric acid and its effects leading to diabetes and other maladies. I originally intended to get a haircut. But, as it is Independence Day, the shop was closed. I decided to stop for a beer. Ironically, beer can increase uric acid levels in your blood. But, I haven’t finished reading the book, so I’m OK. 🤪
Watermelon Festival in Falfurrias, Texas
The City of Falfurrias, Texas is a small community in South Texas. It is a two-hour drive south from San Antonio, and a one-hour drive north from the Texas border with Mexico. Falfurrias is on the way between many destinations. But, it is not often a place people intentionally choose to visit. Falfurrias Historical Marker Admittedly, Falfurrias is
Choice Privileges Visa Earning Breakdown
As travel is starting to bounce back after two years of lockdowns, I decided to take a closer look at the Choice Privileges Visa card, which we have had for several years without scrutiny. About Choice Privileges Choice Privileges is the Choice Hotels loyalty program that awards points for stays, which can be redeemed for free stays. As with most
We visit On The Border to test credit card
Today, Mrs. TWM and I went out to the local Embassy Suites Hotel restaurant named On The Border. The hotel is in McAllen, Texas. Our motive was to try out the Hilton Honors Business Card by American Express. The card earns 12 points per dollar of spending at Hilton properties. Of course, it’s better to verify. So, we had lunch and some drinks.
Fort McKavett, Texas
I used to joke that you have to go to San Angelo, Texas. You don't end up there by accident. That was before we visited Fort McKavett, Texas. If you are looking for remote destinations, this historic site is definitely for you. Our family traveled from Junction, Texas to Fort Stockton, Texas last year. We saw signs on the highway advertising Fort
Rib Mountain State Park at Wausau, Wisconsin
Back in 2015, my son and I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit family. It had been some time since our last visit. Up to then, we were mostly making trips to Wisconsin for funerals. It would be a nice change to go just for the sake of going. We stopped at several places on that trip. Today, I am sharing about our trip to Rib Mountain State Park. The
One more post before I get to
I have been procrastinating too much, today. I’m sure Hive will survive without me while I get some work done.
We could not finish our evening walk.
Mission Hike and Bike Trails is where we go for our evening walks. Yesterday, we had to cut it short. The rain brought out too many bugs. We couldn’t walk comfortably with them flying in our faces.
More rain today. We shall have to skip the trail and use the track.
More rain today.