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Thursday Night Special - Heading Out!

A facebook friend was talking about how the RGV (Rio Grande Valley) was so boring and that there was nothing to do.... When I was younger the only thing we did was go to the park or ride our bikes outside. But there is a lot of things to do in the valley! And it gets better because we live in TEXAS! I love living in Texas. It's like it's own country, you never have to leave the state. So instead of sharing a recipe with ya'll I thought I'd share some awesome FAMILY-FRIENDLY events coming up that you can enjoy with your family (or date-night). Also linking up with Mama Kat Writing Prompts 4.) List of things you love about the state you live in.


The DRIVE-IN!!! 

Yes, Weslaco still has a drive-in! Great for the whole family (you are allowed to take your own food) or just you and your Significant Other! Starting September 3rd they will be bringing back $5 Tuesday and All Other Days $10/vehicle.

For more information visit their website:


Harlingen Market Days/Farmer's Market

Enjoy some shopping and outdoor fun the first Saturday of the month. The next one is September 6th!
These are Shop for treasures at an old-fashioned, open-air street market featuring antiques, collectibles, plants,and fresh produce, live music, and more!

For more information check out their website:

On Jackson Street between 4th & Commerce, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Downtown Merchants.
For information, call June Ramirez, (956) 423-4041.


Blues on the Hill

Again, in Harlingen... August 16th, this weekend! It's FREE! Lawn Chairs and Blankets welcome. I sooo miss Harlingen, we lived there for about two years, we lived in a great spot and could walk everywhere. I have not been to Blues on the Hills... boooo!! Date night!

For more information:


Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Located on Military Rd between Alamo and Donna and a great family outing (be sure to take lots of water and sun screen!)! The first Sunday of every month is FREE!

For more information:


Edinburg Municipal Park

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and Birding Center

On the last Saturday of the month, EWBC will open its doors for FREE to the general public. Perhaps you have been on our grounds but not inside the center. Come on in and see what great opportunities and nature adventures await your discovery! Throughout the day, there will be activities, short games, and scheduled nature hikes. Binoculars are available free of charge. Free entry does not include fee for concurring programs and activities.
When: Aug, 30th
Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6 pm

For more information check out their website:
On the same grounds as the birding center is the Edinburg Municipal park, we call it the duckie park! So if you want to make a day of it you can pack a picnic and feed the ducks. Here we are that the Edinburg Family Night Out (Vlog coming soon).


International Museum of Arts & Science

Now to cool off! Enjoy General Admission for just $1/person every Thursday Evenning from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. I thought they use to have a #FREE day, but I couldn't find any information, but $1 is not bad! They also have a great outdoor play area, classes and you can even have a birthday party there too! We haven't been there in a while.

For more information:

So, I hope you enjoyed this version

of Thursday Night Special.... if you are yearning for a late night dinner/snack we did have a family birthday party we went to tonight and enjoyed some Lemon Pepper Wings! Ohhh sooo good. I think I want to try to make them next week! Here's a pic of the sunset! Wonderful colors! And below is the aftermath of the pinata.... NO CANDY?! But the kids were happy.... it had money in it!

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:
1.) A pet peeve.
2.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: cupcakes
3.) How is summer vacation different for your kids than it was for you growing up.
4.) List of things you love about the state you live in.
5.) Write about a time you tried something new.

CLICK HERE to check out the other prompts this week! 


  1. I'm so sad that the drive in near us shut down. It's definitely a fun experience to share and now it sounds like I'll need to head to Texas to find one. ;)

  2. Aack - Blogger always eats my comments!
    This is a great list! Drive-ins bring back such memories of childhood for me. We used to go with my cousins and sit on the hood of the car to watch the movie! Farmers markets, blues fests, nature preserves...all things my family enjoys here, too!
    It's so true that people often think where they come from is "boring" or that there's "nothing to do" but all you have to do is look around and find so many great things!

  3. Sounds like a great place to live! I love drive in movies and farmer's markets. Your sunset photo is gorgeous!

  4. It sounds like you live in a great area. I love drive in movies and farmer's markets, too.

    Your sunset photo is gorgeous!


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