Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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This past week when I went to Weslaco, I did something different after I stopped at the Weslaco Museum (by the way, the museum is a must go to spot) – I checked for historical landmarks in the area. I had been told about a few places I should go by, but by searching for historical landmarks in the area, it opened my eyes to places I would not have seen otherwise. And then, by going to these places I was able to see more of Weslaco, it’s architecture, and culture.

If you have not seen any of my city stories where I do talk about some historical sites – in just about every one – visit to see what is near you. You will not be disappointed in the sites you will see. Even if it is just a marker in an empty spot, there is history on that marker that you would otherwise not know.

Like when I visited Alamo a few weeks ago. I never knew about the train wreck where dozens of agriculture workers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train – changing train crossings and transportation guidelines throughout the area.

If you really want to have fun on your way back to your summer home, visit, and see what historical landmarks you can visit along your drive. I also invite you to see if your state has their own website with important landmarks.

I think it is fun and rewarding to learn about the communities that I live in and visit. They teach me something I did not know. They also make me have a better appreciation for the area. I am learning to love the Valley and its cities for different reasons, and perhaps more than I did before. I am learning where the little diamonds in the rough are and places I really want to visit again when I have more time.

I invite you to find something else you love about your community. This is something you can do by yourself, as a couple, or with a small group of friends. Take care, and be safe.