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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Butterflies / Harbor Freight / Schlotzsky's

We got a late start this morning to the appointment with the ophthalmologist.  To make up time I had to drive in some spots that are designated 75 mph at 80 mph and at times just a tad more but shhh shhh...do not tell anyone!

I would later make a stop at Harbor Freight Tools in order to purchase some much-needed items. Would have liked to have had some coupons for said merchandise but oh well, you can't have it all.


On our last trip when I finally made it to Target, I spotted a Schlotzky's. The last time I ate in one was three years ago in San Angelo, Texas.


While I know it is not on my diet, I think I have behaved well good enough to allow myself to cheat just for today.  Let me tell you...I savoured every bite!


On our way back home we came across swarms of butterflies. I had to stop in Uvalde to clean my windshield.  They were small and looked like Monarch butterflies but was not sure.  Once in Del Rio, I stopped at a car wash because my windshield and grill were totally caked with them.

The KSAT 12 weatherman confirmed that they were, in fact, Monarch's. Shame so many of them will never complete their annual migration destination south of the border because they ended up splattered on people's vehicles.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

17 comments:

  1. You can sign up for Harbor freight catalog to come to your mailbox and it always has coupons and deals for freebies. Should check into it . I got my new one in the mail today!

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    1. I used to get said coupons but unsubscribed due to the fact that I had not been inside a Harbor Freight in four years and could never redeem them. The cashier signed me up once more...thanks for the tip Mr. Rat.

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  2. There are also swarms of snout-nose butterflies which I encountered last 2 days on way home from work. The KENS 5 weatherman confirmed that! hee

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    1. Touche (with an accent on the e) jajajajaja :D

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  3. Harbor Freight, that's a store I enjoy! I was at a Schiotzsky's for the first time a couple of months ago, not bad. What I do miss is Whataburger.

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    1. Fortunately we do have a Whataburger in Del Rio but since I began my forced diet I have only been there once and it was in Sealy, Texas when I was coming back from Houston.

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  4. I like stores like Harbor Freight, but I have a Home Depot so close and Lowe's is just a little bit farther away. I feel so bad for the Monarchs that won't make it, but that is probably what happens every year. I think they winter in Mexico so they were probably so close!

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    1. We have a Home Depot in Del Rio. We do not have a Lowe's, plan on making a stop here as they have a better selection of light bulbs that are more affordably priced than Home Depot.

      I like the camping stuff Harbor Freight has like heavy duty tarps priced well below the competition. Also spotted a Gander Mountain store which I hope to visit soon.

      I had never seen so many Monarchs in my life but they still had a ways to go as I think their sanctuary in a little south of Mexico City in the state of Michoacan.

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    2. OK, MsB... not to be a pot stirrer on YOUR board but I want to see a pic of the "monarch" - check your radiator and front grill area for one that is not totally smashed. Monarchs aren't supposed to be in our area til October. I saw a billion more snot-nosed butterflies today and my windshield is a MESS!!!

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    3. I stopped at the car wash because my vehicle was in such a bad shape. Right now it is 1:20 a.m. and doubt I could see any even if I had some in the radiator. We have another appointment tomorrow in SA so will get a picture for you.

      The ones I saw were like you called them snout-nosed that is why I had my doubts as to whether or not they were Monarchs but they were the same color as them.

      When we got home I heard Adam Caskey (weather guy at KSAT 12) say that Monarchs were in town and had made a mess of his windshield.

      I heard that October and early November is when they reach their destination in Mexico.

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    4. Adam Caskey is pinche from Minnesota ! I don't pick up 12 too good with my rabbit ears so that's why I watch 5. Now if Steve Browne said they were monarchs then I'd believe it!

      Hope you have a good trip today.

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    5. I can not hold being from Minnesota against Adam...he rectified that and moved to Texas as soon as he could.

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    6. Anxiously awaiting Monarch pics..........

      jajajajajaja

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  5. OK, now you got me hungry and I got to go get something to eat. Wife made me my favorite, pea soup.

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    1. You are fortunate to live close to so many eating establishments and also having a wife who cooks your favorite meals.

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