I also had the happiest of times seeing Joel, he is now in kindergarten and going to a different school. He is a jolly as always and continues to play chess to the point where he got his school to start a chess club, isn't that something?
I also spent my time visiting several friends from the Rio Grande Valley. I even enjoyed a great lunch right by the Rio Grande River which borders Mexico. (picture below)
Saturday and Sunday included more visits with friends and hanging out around McAllen. I returned on Monday in the early morning and made it back to Soledad in the evening. Excited to be back in our little town (city) and getting back to our good-hard work!