With the nice cool temperatures I hit the stores early. Saw several elderly men in shorts and short sleeves and knew right away they had to be snowbirds. Most of the locals had sweaters and warm-ups. I wore a sweater and coat…I am not taking any chances on getting sick just three weeks away from my trip to Terlingua…no sirrie!
Unlike in Houston I do not frequent fast food establishments in Del Rio because I am fortunate to have my mother cook for me. Since I had skipped breakfast decided to try a new sandwich I had seen advertise at Jack in the Box. Did you know they now have this ordering machine or kiosk for lack of a better term in which you enter your order? I really did not like that. My Houston store does not have one since it is only a drive-thru.
If you are a Terlingua virgin attending your first cook-off one of the most important things out in the desert after plenty of water is having some form of shade. I have a screen room but it takes more than one person to set up and after the gale force winds of last year I think it would have bit the dust like my tent shower did.
I saw this a few months back and after lifting it up I do not know how they can claim it is light and can be used for backpacking. Whatever I pack it has to be small enough to fit in a sedan and light enough for me to be able to carry it. The reviews are 50/50 but I guess it too could not stand up to Terlingua winds even if I were to ratchet it down.
Remember a couple of months back I saw a fast moving dark brown worm in the back bathroom/shed/storage room? Well this afternoon I saw it in the kitchen but could not find anything to beat it with. It looks like a fat centipede about 9 inches long and fast moving. In lieu of killing it I opted to scream and almost scared my mother to death!
It went in a back cabinet and try as we did, it did not come out. I am freaking out as I sit in the kitchen, as it is the only room in the house where I can get a decent Internet signal. What bait do you put out for a centipede?
With the outrageous prices California residents are having to pay for gasoline, I guess I do not feel too bad for what we are paying in Texas.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.