Terlingua Dreams

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trip to Ciudad Acuna

Took my mother to her beauty shop appointment and the subject of conversation is still the murder of that young man Eduardo Moreira that took place two weeks ago.  Her hairdresser said that since then her clients from Del Rio have not been back and was surprised but glad that we ventured to her shop.

We went to visit an old friend of the family that owns a photography studio and whose wife has been ill.  He said “you two are the only American tourists in town today”.  He noted that since the senseless murder his Texas clients have been non-existent.  It is a shame what the drug cartels and corrupt police have done to such a beautiful country and its people.

Stopped at Gutierrez (grocery store) and bought a couple of items but there were no to die for bargains this time.  Stocked up on tomato, onions, cilantro, squash, cauliflower, serranos, cabbage, bananas, mole, bottled hot sauce, rice, sopitas, yogurt and for my trip to South Brewster County the milk that does not require refrigeration until it is opened and lasts three months Nutri Leche.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. We also take 'boxed milk' to Terlingua when we head out there. It's available, but not always easy to find here in central Tx. I've never seen Nutri Leche...and I can't think what the brand is that we get now. I guess I need some more coffee before my brain starts to work.

    I agree that the drug cartels are destroying the beauty along the border. I'm glad it hasn't affected the Big Bend area.

    1. Is your boxed milk also a Mexican brand? I also bought the Gutierrez in-store brand to check it out since it was two pesos cheaper (about .20 US cents less).

      In my opinion anything that does not require valuable ice chest space is a welcome addition specially in the Terlingua heat.

  2. I believe it affecting the whole of the Americas.

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    1. My poor Walter was without food and water for two and a half days but fortunately I was here and was able to remedy the situation.

      It is a sad case and the sheriff's department does not seem to care so I just decided to take care of him myself.

  4. I agree with you about Mexico. What a shame!

    1. It is affecting honest hard working people who rely on the tourist traffic to make a living.

  5. Ms B:
    That's too bad about Walter, but I was expecting something like you having to take over care of him, or be sold to stop the aggravation from the Sheriff.
    That's a pitifull excuse for an owner, it's a shame you have to call him a neighbor, but that's kind of like picking your kin folks.
    What is sopitas?

    1. Suerte- I have heard through the grapevine that the wife is tired of the visits from the sheriff and wants her husband to sell, trade, or do whatever to get rid of Walter...she wants him gone! He on the other hand does not share her feelings.

      He works out of town so I think she tells the kids not to feed or water him. That is the only thing casting a shadow on my trip to Terlingua.

      Sopitas is diminutive for "sopa" or Mexican soup sold as pasta.


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