Today was kind of a strange day. But then most of mine are. So how was this day strange? Partly because it started in the Rio Grande Valley as planned and ended up in Austin TX which was not planned. I got up early so as to be at the Rio Grande River well before sunrise. The amazing owner of the motel and sundries store was already in place. In fact he had a hot cup of coffee waiting for me when I walked in to say hello and tell him I'd be back before noon to drop off the key. He's the kind of guy you feel you've known a long time. We actually did meet him in January when we came this way our first time. Nothing seems to rattle him and he seems to love being at work and chatting up all the customers. Fishermen are apparently his most numerous patrons. The impounded lake behind Falcon Dam is covered with boats particularly during a fishing tournament.