Terlingua Dreams

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday in Terlingua

Post for Friday, November 1, 2013 - Terlingua, Texas.

Prior to arriving I had slept 2 hours on Tuesday and 4 on Wednesday...I was running on fumes.  I do not drink coffee very often but on long trips it is a must.  As usual I was a jittery mess when I arrived because of it.  I had high hopes of sleeping through the night but I was wide awake by 4:30 a.m.

Sunrise in Terlingua....



As soon as the sun was up I took to the task of setting up my camp.  I really and truly considered not setting up the tent only the shower shelter.  Why oh why do I ignore my gut feelings?  Now I am getting ahead of myself...you will have to wait to a future post.




I usually do not bring ice. Instead I freeze water bottles so I do not have to deal with ice melt and then I can use the water for other purposes. Of course sooner or later I will have to purchase some.  A 20 pound bag goes for $5.00.  Early in the week the ice truck comes around but by Friday you have to go buy it at the main pavilion or the Krazy Flats Saloon.

After I finished setting up camp I heard a helicopter and thought that perhaps it was one of the news channels from the Midland/Odessa area that come to cover the event. Later found out that it was a medical chopper...someone had had an accident.



While my shower water heated up in my milk jugs, I decided to go for a ride to Krazy Flats.  What I forgot was that my windshield was dirty so a lot of the pictures I took are not print worthy :-(




I took a lot of pictures and I obviously can not fit them all into one post.   If you are new to my blog, I am "computer challenged"...to compensate for this I try to change my header picture every day and display a new photo unless I do not have access to the internet.



I think this is an accident waiting to happen...but oh well, you do a lot of dumb things when you are young!!!


Even though I have never been to Burningman in the Nevada desert...I could not help but picture all the naked people that run after the water truck hoping to get a free bath :D



From my camp trying to zoom in to what is going on at Krazy Flats.



In the evening there is nothing better than enjoying the company of your friends around a nice campfire along with a cold adult beverage.



Stay tuned for more stories from the Chihuahuan desert and pictures to back them up.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

8 comments:

  1. Have fun but be careful and don't over do it.

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    1. Dizzy the Terlingua Chili Cook-off takes place the first weekend in November. This took place last week.

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  2. I enjoyed the pictures and I'm looking forward to your bath house story!

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    1. Glad you liked the pictures Rob. I have a lot more...I will be displaying them as header pictures throughout the year.

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  3. Looks pretty dusty. I guess you have to prepare for that.

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    1. If you want to attend the cook-off you really have to learn to overlook the dust or you are not going to be a happy camper. It just goes with the territory.

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    2. Ok so you're posting now what happened last week then that means you survived it all and that's always a good sign. I look forward to you filling in the details, take your time, interesting stories always take awhile to unravel and I know your tales won't be boring.

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    3. Redmike...long time not seeing you comment!!!

      Yep, I managed to survive it all :)

      Thanks for the compliment on my stories not being boring...hope to not disappoint .

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