Terlingua Dreams

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hot Sunday

You would never know it is fall with the high temperatures we are having in West Texas. It was 93 degrees this afternoon as I was setting up my first night/last night tent.  Loved that I did not have to drive so many stakes in the ground like I do for my Kodiak Canvas tent. Finished too late to take a good picture.

My friend called to tell me that she and her friend practiced setting up three tents in her backyard as well as tables and chairs and did it in about two hours. However she is well aware of how difficult it is to drive stakes in the ground in Terlingua and factored in an extra hour for when they do the actual set-up.

They are pretty much packed up all they have to do is load the vehicle.  Being the slow poke that I am at least I was able to tell her that my second tent is set up so I can take down and pack the main tent as soon as I take the car in for servicing.  If you are betting that I have not even made an appointment yet, well what can I tell you? I am the eternal procrastinator :-(

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day so I plan to go to bed early (for me).

This is totally unrelated but just wanted to document it in this cyber journal of mine...I think I flooded dad's old car Friday and now it will not start.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. There are already a lot of people showing up down here maybe early chili cook off attendees? Having the Terlingua Ranch sticker on the window of the Jeep it seems that's a reason for some of them to ask me questions. Of course I'm more than happy to answer them if I can.

    BTW be ready to deal with FLIES! There are a bunch of them down here and they seem to be the real pesky type.

  2. I know a lot of the cooks come from far off places including Canada so they probably get there early enough to get a good camping spot even though the cooks section doesn't really have a bad spot.

    When were you all issued Terlingua Ranch Stickers? It is a good idea for the DPS to know you are locals and not harass you like they do the chili attendees :-(

    Thank you for helping out the tourists!

  3. Thanks for the heads up on the pesky flies. Seems like we take turns one year bees another flies. Last year I got bit three times!

    But it is all worth it :D

    Some of my friends start arriving tomorrow.

  4. MsB, they don't issue stickers and you have to be a member in good standing from what I understand to buy one. Someone else bought mine for me. As for the DPS, I don't think it will make any difference. Locals with stickers probably get harassed as bad as the chili heads.

  5. Thanks for the clarification on the stickers. Bummer that you have to buy one though. They should be free to members in good standing or at least that's my two cents on the subject.

  6. The flies have been horrible. When do you arrive MsB?

    1. Denese you found my blog! How are you? What are you using to keep the flies at bay?

      I am shooting for a weekend arrival but that depends on when my aunt and uncle get here :(


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