We had a lunch date with Heartland friends Jay & Stella and Dave & Mary at Gonzalez Burgers in Donna today. We drove with Jay & Stella as they’ve been there before and the place is not the easiest to find with no sign saying what it is…just a sign that says ‘Yes, We’re Open’. They are only open 11 – 3 and may close earlier if they sell through their 150 lbs of hamburger meat allotted for that day.
We arrived about 10 after 11 and Dave & Mary about 20 after….we placed our orders with Jay & Stella being number 19, us with 20 and Dave & Mary had 25. Luckily we were early enough to grab a table and were able to visit while we waited for our orders. We waited about 45 minutes for our orders but the wait was worth it as the burgers were HUMONGOUS and yummy to boot. We’ve already decided when we go back we’ll get one burger for the 2 of us and share.
After lunch we went back to Jay and Stella’s and Michael showed them how to fix one their day/night shades that had broken. It’s a fairly easy job and they had it fix in just a little over an hour. While they did that I took a short walk to take a couple of pictures of some of the small homes in their neighborhood that are designed with RVers in mind.
On the way back to Jay & Stella’s Jay drove through a couple of RV parks so that we could see what they were like. The first was Bentsen Grove Resort and it is filled with orange, grapefruit, tangerine & lime trees. I am just in awe of the amount of fruit on the trees that is left to wither away! I would have to at least pick it and put it in a box in front of the house for anyone to take….it’s just a shame the amount that is wasted. Michael, stealthily, grabbed an orange off of one of a tree as we passed by (keep in mind that Jay is a retired police officer!) and we all tried it and it was wonderfully sweet with no seeds! Mmmm…. ***Special thanks to Jay for stopping by so many different trees so that I could get just the right picture!
After getting home from Jay & Stella’s I quickly threw together our dish (Caesar Salad) for tonight’s potluck and seasoned our ribeye to throw on the grill and headed up to the clubhouse for our weekly potluck. While our steak cooked we visited with Skip, our tablemate from last week, and a couple other men. As usual, there were so many tasty dishes to choose from that we couldn’t try everything but we each got a good sampling. While we dine there is a woman that plays the piano and it brings back such good memories of my childhood. My step-father was a bartender in a supper club in northern Wisconsin and on certain nights there was a person that played the piano and sometimes we even sang along. Songs like ‘Good Night, Irene’ and others….all of which I’m drawing a blank!