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There are many flea markets and farmers markets throughout the valley.
fruit and produce is almost giveaway cheap.
A few less vendors this year due to covid.

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pawatt wrote:

There are many flea markets and farmers markets throughout the valley.
fruit and produce is almost giveaway cheap.
A few less vendors this year due to covid.


This alone makes me want to try RGV instead of Az!

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wiskeyVI wrote:

pawatt wrote:

There are many flea markets and farmers markets throughout the valley.
fruit and produce is almost giveaway cheap.
A few less vendors this year due to covid.


This alone makes me want to try RGV instead of Az!


There are some of the same things in Arizona.
Citrus Groves all over the place.
Some decent wine growing regions in the state.
Plus in both Phoenix and Tucson areas great museums, great restaurants, great shopping and come spring training, 15 teams within 40 minutes of each other. And if going across the border, there are also places that are nicer than along the Rio Grande.


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empty_nest wrote:

pawatt wrote:

you would likely want to allow more than one day there are approximately 400 RV parks and retirement communities in the valley. going from Brownsville and South Padre island all the way to Palmview and beyond.


We just want to visit the area. Not looking for a park.


I see you mentioned South Padre Island. That is nice. If you are into country music, you can visit the freddy fender museum in San Benito. I like going across the border to Nuevo Progresso. Going to Reynosa would be a bad Idea. I am in mission bell, rv resort in Mission. There was a couple from mission bell that went to Reynosa a couple of years ago. While they were there, their car was stolen. You will find that the people here are very nice. Unlike Florida where they merely tolerate Snowbirds, Here in the Riogrande Valley, they welcome you.
I also enjoy Going to Jimmy's egg restaurant. They are very good. They are open for breakfast and lunch. They close at 2pm. There is one on Shary Road just off of business 83, and one on 10th Street at nolana.

If you enjoy a beer or a mixed drink in a friendly atmosphere, go to the skein dhu scottish pub located on the corner of griffin parkway and shary road. It is like a cheers bar. It opens through the week at 1pm. I think the address to the pub is 2406 E griffin parkway in Mission.There is a danny's mexican restaurant next to the skein dhu. There is also a chinese restaurant two doors down that has excellent prices. It is called chopstix. At chopstix, you get a lot of food for a little bit of money. If you like a nice place for the evening meal that has good food and a quiet atmosphere, you may want to try the office bar and grill located at 1116 pecan blvd in Mcallen. I hope all of this helps. Have a great day.

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Is the border still closed? I've heard conflicting information...ie: officially it's closed but you can still cross.


The border at Nuevo Progresso is open 24/7.

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You will find that the people here are very nice. Unlike Florida where they merely tolerate Snowbirds. Here in the Riogrande Valley, they welcome you.


This is exactly why we chose Texas instead of Florida. I've had people pull up to me in a parking lot, roll down the window and say "welcome to south Texas". Out of the clear blue when they see my out-of-state license plates.


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Don Beto's Mexican Restaurant in La Feria for great Tex-Mex food. We can't wait to get back to the RGV and SPI. So much to see and do and it never gets old. Snowbirds are very friendly there and we have had great times and good memories.


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I made a mistake on my previous post which I corrected. The Office bar and grill is at 1116 Pecan, not 1611.

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I like it so well here, that when my wife passed away, I moved here permanently.

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Welcome to Rockport! We used to be Winter Texans and decided to move here about 5 years ago! Make sure to take a trip to PINS past Port-A!

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