Due to an array of factors but mainly my bad back I did not make it to the 2013 Terlingua Chili Cook-off until Thursday, October 31st. I have not arrived this late since I was still working and living in Houston.
The difference then was that I had Terlita (my camping van) and I did not have to bother to set up camp if I did not want to. I also had that sucker packed and ready to go at least a week in advance. Dad's old car is acting up and almost left us stranded...so I had no choice but to put off loading the Toyota in case we needed it in an emergency.
I only took half of the adult beverages I purchased and believe it or not came back with practically all of it....unheard of!!! That kind of gives you an idea of the level of pain I was in.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.