Harlingen, Texas – Day 10

Mary is at home in California enjoying the holidays with her family. She has made her airline reservations to join me here at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort and is scheduled to be here until January 10th. While I await Mary’s arrival on the 3rd, I’ll be seeing some local attractions, performing repairs and preventative maintenance on both the motorhome and Bronco, plus thoroughly cleaning both vehicles.

A few days ago I drove the Bronco the about 12 miles to San Benito, Texas, to visit the Museums of San Benito…three museums in one building. Yesterday I reviewed the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Today’s topic is the San Benito Museum.

Here’s what their brochure has to say about the museum…

Step back in time and see how San Benito came to be.

From the natural formation of the resaca (an old course of the Rio Grande River) where Indians and Spanish land grant ranches flourished to the arrival of the railroad and diverse ethnic pioneers hungry for cheap and fertile land, a small community grew and prospered.

San Benito grew into a social and commercial center in the tropical Magic Valley of Texas. Pioneers built schools and churches, formed clubs and held dances and even put on a “Hog Waddle.”

Over 100 hundred years have passed since San Benito’ founding and naming by Col. Sam Robertson and his business colleagues. Walk through our small tale in United States history and as the words of a popular song echo, “Reminisce about the days of yore…”

The Museums of San Benito house three different museums. Here’s the link…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…





Here’s the city’s historical link…

Here’s a Wikipedia link about San Benito…

Enjoying a wide variety of museums is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


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3 thoughts on “Harlingen, Texas – Day 10

  1. Elaine

    Jim, please try to see Goldwing Express. They are in Harlingen this coming week. We see them every Thanksgiving at Myrtle Beach and they are awesome. This is if you like Bluegrass and gospel music. Got me a new camera..a Nikon 3200D…i sold my Sony like yours.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks, Elaine for the tip. However Bluegrass and Gospel are not my kind of music. Curious why you sold your Sony.

  2. Elaine

    Jim, I just could not get it to work for me like it does for you. I printed your instructions off for “vivid” photos and gave it to the girl who bought the camera. Hopefully, she has better luck than me. This Nikon is pretty cool but I may be going back to Sony. I love your blog.

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