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Those thick adobe walls are no match for the heat and humidity in South Texas, so sometimes that fan is called into service.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

I am that person

I feel like you already know this, but I am indeed that person who takes a camera into the restroom. And this is why.

King’s Inn Restaurant
Loyola Beach, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

Founders and the flag

This place was another stop on the Nostalgia Tour 2019, and was in fact the reason we were even in this part of South Texas. This restaurant has been around since the 1940s, selling local seafood and other specialties. My first visit here was in the late 1970s (it’s where my mother-in-law told me I was eating shrimp the “wrong way”*). Anyway, everything was pretty much how I remembered it. I don’t specifically remember the flag in the restroom hallway, but it seemed like it’s probably been there all along.

I ate some shrimp, and no one even cared if I did it the right way or not.

King’s Inn Restaurant
Loyola Beach, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

*Full disclosure: eating shrimp incorrectly was not the only thing she pointed out to me. It was, eventually, quite a lengthy list that included – but was certainly not limited to – laundry detergent, family planning, child rearing, and making coffee.

always, she gazes toward the sea

This stone Madonna spends her days gazing toward the sea, which is fewer than five miles away.

Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church Cemetery
Vattman, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

by the light of the afternoon sun

 

 

My in-laws used to live very close to this place, but in all our trips there we’d never stopped in at the church. I took advantage of proximity while on the Patient Spouse’s recent Nostalgia Tour 2019, and was finally able to see the interior. It was lovely.

Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church
Vattman, Texas
photographed 11.23.2019

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