Terlingua Dreams

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday in Terlingua

Post for Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Terlingua, Texas

Stayed up late last night watching the action at Krazy Flats, was hoping Terlingua Ed would drive by in his re-vamped U-haul and take me for a spin.  I guess I could of walked to the main road and asked to get on but I am too darn lazy to walk specially in the dark.

Saw this great big old RV or was it a 5th wheeler? driving around and around trying to find a place to camp at Krazy Flats to no avail...you need to have friends save you a spot or come early.  Friday evening is kind of too late to find a good place to set up camp.

I saw red and blue lights flashing but since almost everyone has different colored lights decorating their camps I did not think much of it.  I would later find out that a truck ran into a golf cart or some type of mule and that five persons suffered broken arms and they were taken by medical helicopter to some undisclosed hospital.

For the first time in a week I got me a good nights rest.  Glad I did because I had to make a couple of decisions:
  1. Did I want to be the designated driver to the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Terlingua cemetery that afternoon?
  2. Did I want to attend the Chili judging competition and the accompanying events?
  3. Did I want to go to Lajitas, Texas a place I have not been to since 2007?
  4. Did I want to drive by the "other" Chili Cook-off event?
  5. Did I want to take down my camp?
What decision did I go with?  Well, you will just have to tune in tomorrow and read the next post :-)

In all seriousness I am trying to sort out my pictures.  My Photobucket account is full and it is not letting me open up a new account.  Our local library is no help as they have so many sites blocked.  So please bear with me for as you know my experience with computers is "limited".

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. By the time you get this all sorted out & the pictures put up, (not to mention let us all know what you did) you'll be a lot more experienced with the computer. You'll have to come up with a different word rather than "limited" !

    1. Rob, I would like to be optimistic but every year I go through the same thing trying to upload my pictures and my knowledge remains "limited".

      Where is my tall weathered cowboy who has computer knowledge to impart?

  2. I was looking at the pictures again. Putting a tent on a trailer (or in the back of a pickup) was a good idea when you're in an area where the ground may be less than "good".

    1. It is an excellent idea because trying to stake a tent in a very rocky Terlingua ground is for the birds.

      It is too bad I don't have a trailer or a pick-up :-(

  3. As Rob said, it is good idea and it makes it harder for the rattle snakes to get in your tent. . .

    1. Don't I know it...after the rattle snake incident a couple of years back...yikes!

      But like I mentioned in the prior reply to Rob...I don't have a trailer or a truck.

    2. Yea I go with DD if I don't have my sleep number bed and the air on I'm not a happy camper. And girl you have to watch out for all those thing that crawl around at night. Love the photos looks like a good place for quads...

    3. It is a great place for quads almost everyone brings some sort of four wheel vehicle to ride around in as the place is huge.


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