After arriving from my wanderings around Lajitas and Terlingua, I inspected my shower and found it was dry as a bone and ready to be packed away. My gut instinct was telling me to go ahead and take it down as I was not going to use it anymore...but NO....I ignored my feeling.
Then I looked in my first night/last night tent and it was a darn mess. Though it is a veteran of many Chili Cook-off's...I had never set it up here. It is 9 x 9 whereas a little smaller my Kodiak Canvas tent is 8 x 9. I can stand up in my Kodiak Canvas tent...it is like a hotel in the desert. While the 9 x 9 is a cheap dome mesh tent that you have to bend down to be able to enter it...not a good thing when you have a bad back.
Now back to breaking camp.....when I first started coming in the mid 90's no one broke camp early. People cooked breakfast, had coffee said their good-bye's and then commenced the arduous task of breaking camp on Sunday. I think the Guy's Camp changed all that at least around us. Their camp is pretty big and though they do not have far to go...they want to be home, unpacked and ready to watch the Cowboys play on Sunday.
They started breaking camp Saturday evening and my contribution to their efforts was shining my Wakawaka light on them which in case you are contemplating buying one...DON'T...it is worthless! My shower and tent beckoned my attention and once more I choose to ignore my gut feeling.
Once again lots of gallons of water were wasted as people do not bring empty milk jugs or water containers to bottle up the precious liquid. Most people do not want to drive back home with full or partly full fresh water tank. I donated my six one gallon milk jugs to save some of the liquid but more than 200 gallons were dumped by the guys camp alone.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.