ATTENTION FISHERMEN! Look here for lodging near Lake Amistad

Available now! Upstairs apartment at Capri Temporary Housing!

3 bedroom 2 bath apartment located on Veterans Blvd. Just 10 minutes from Lake Amistad.

 

 

Amenities include:

  • Queen beds in each bedroom. Sleeps up to 6 people.
  • Utilities, cable TV, wifi included.
  • Washer and Dryer for your convenience. 
  • Near Lake Amistad
  • Just minutes from Walmart
  • Next door to the Blue Oasis Restaurant.

 

Call 830-768-7799 for pricing information!

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Holiday Survival: 5 Ingredients for Family Harmony

You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, “Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.”Dylan Brodydownload

Great quote to describe the interesting dynamics that can happen during the holidays. Holiday travel means family gatherings. On one hand, we look forward to catching up on the year’s happenings. On the other hand, we dread inevitable friction of everyone being in the same house together!  Family reunions can be downright stressful!

Usually, I share tips for traveling, relocating and all things related to corporate housing. Equally important, however, is how we can weather the other stresses which accompany family dinners. In an interview on my radio show, Black Belt Selling, last year, Patrick Dean, President of Seminar Systems, talked about how to handle those disappointments. I will share the highlights of that show here.

According to Patrick, people want to have a sense of closeness at the holidays. The tendency is to look outside of ourselves for joy and fulfillment.We look to relatives to make us happy.  A lot of stress at family get-togethers springs from seeing other people as  the source of validation. Basically, we are looking to get our needs fulfilled.
A little self examination, please!
What needs do we have that we look to others to fulfill? Could it be that we expect others to get excited for us about some new accomplishment? Or we just want Grandma to stop treating us like children, now that we are adults?  Satisfaction and joy come from serving others. Being truly authentic empowers you to serve others. If you are coming from a place of need, you cannot truly be present with the other person. Authenticity frees you to listen to others and serve them.
5 Ingredients for Greater Joy!
  • Stop looking to others for your happiness. Enough said there!
  • Love other people without needing to change them. Letting Aunt Sally criticize the gravy without pointing out she is wrong reduces your stress, her stress and everyone else’s stress.
  • Walk away from abusive or violent situations. You don’t need to endure mistreatment for the sake of getting along. A direct, quiet no gives the clear message that you respect yourself.
  • Don’t take your opinion too seriously. Lighten up!! Enjoy what others have to say, and everyone will have a better time!
  • Love with all your heart. This, too, is a choice which comes flows from practicing all of the above.Thanksgiving 2013

To hear more, you can go to my radio show on BlogTalkRadio to listen to the entire episode.

When visiting family, having your own place to get away from  the relatives can also be beneficial. Sometimes we just need a quiet place to be ourselves. At Capri, we offer vacation rentals for as little as 3 days in the Del Rio area. Consider having a comfortable apartment to escape the chaos when you visit relatives. Call us or email us to find out how we can help you!

 

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Three Tips to stay safe While You Visit the Mexican Border

Holiday travel can be exciting and fun. The Mexican border is a popular vacation site because of the warm weather during the holidays. Use these three tips to stay safe while you spend your holidays here.Mexican flags

#1. Exercise caution:

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Put your smartphone away. Being distracted on your cellphone makes you an easy target for a watchful thief.
  • Dress nice, but not too nice. Don’t wear expensive looking jewelry. Criminals are looking for targets who appear to have more money to steal. Expensive  jewelry operates like a sign that says to a criminal, “Pick me! Pick me!”
  • Keep your camera in a bag or purse. Looking like a tourist makes you an easy mark for a would be thief.

#2 Ensure you have all your documents when you travel.

  • Documents. Make copies of your travel docs and give the copies to someone for safe keeping. While we all expect to return from our trips, not every trip goes as expected. If you lose your documents or become ill, a quick phone call to a trusted friend or relative can save untold misery if an emergency arises.
  • Money. Exchange money at your bank or a reputable exchange service. Shop around for good exchange services, if you plan to use cash. Even better, use a dummy wallet with a little bit of change that you can throw to a mugger. If you never have to use it, great. If you do, it may save your life!
  • At Customs: Have the docs ready when you cross back into the US. Without documents, you WILL be delayed returning to the US until someone in the US can prove your citizenship. Sitting in a customs waiting area can put a big damper on your holiday plans!

#3 Deny predators anonymity!

  • Travel in a group. Numbers provide safety when you are in an unfamiliar country. Predators look for people who are by themselves. It gives them anonymity. Staying with a group makes you a less attractive target.
  • Stay in well traveled, well-lit locations. Again, this denies a criminal a place to lurk.
  • Get home before dark. Enough said there!

While you stay with us, we want you to have the best holiday yet! If you have plans to be in Del Rio for Christmas, check out our short term fully furnished apartments for the week you are here. Our locations are in safe neighborhoods and provide your own place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Capri Temporary Housing. Let us be your home away from home.

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