Thanks Cats. Houston gets lots of rain. Should be raining today. One of my wife’s friends houses a few minutes away got struck by lightning recently. She claims insurance isn’t paying out, but I think that story is fishy.
"remote and wild place," 1910s, from Tagalog bundok "mountain." A word adopted by occupying American soldiers in the Philippines for "remote and wild place." It was reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. Hence, also boondockers "shoes suited for rough terrain," originally (1944) U.S. services slang word for field boots.
Another explanation I've heard is that bundok meant, basically "over there," or "yonder."
The last couple of years I have been eating sumo oranges. They look like mandarin oranges on steroids. They are supposedly bred for sweetness, and boy do you pay for it. I think 3 of them can run you $10. I justify it by saying 'it's only around for a short while'. 2 months or so. If your grocery has them, you should give them a try. Much sweeter than Cara Cara.