Chili Cook-off 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bid good-bye to my favorite desert

Post for Monday - October 27, 2014

Last night I turned in early as I had a long drive ahead of me today.  This morning I was able to sleep in until 6:00 a.m. too dark to start the trip back to Del Rio.  If I had better night vision I might have attempted it, as it was a waste of time to sit around waiting for sunrise.

Drive back to Alpine, Texas 
As I had mentioned on a prior post, this year a unique set of circumstances presented themselves. I could either spend 3 days or 6 days in the desert if everything else fell in place. That "everything else" involved another trip to the doctor for my mother.

While I told my friends that I would be back Thursday or all honesty I did not know if that would be the case.  The main purpose for arriving early was to reserve a camping spot for myself and my Houston friends. With that accomplished and the guys camp guarding the prime real estate, I left happy knowing that at least I was able to make my 19th trip to the Chili Cook-off. Anything after that, would be icing on the cake.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.