Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
CASI Chili Cook-off - Terlingua, Texas

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new Academy

Last Thursday I got a mailer saying that Academy was having the grand opening of their Eagle Pass store on Friday October 17th.  At first, I was a little green with envy as I am a firm believer that Del Rio with the Amistad National Recreational Area and all the hunters that converge here would make an excellent location for the store.


Then I got happy because Academy is one of my favorite stores especially during Chili Cook-off time and driving to Eagle Pass beats driving three hours to San Antonio.  Besides they included a $10.00 coupon and I considered that gas money.  Speaking of gasoline prices they were a lot higher in Eagle Pass than in Del Rio.


There were a lot of people there.  Usually that highway does not have much traffic but there were a bunch of cars many with State of Coahuila ( I presume from Ciudad Acuna) license plates all headed there.  Was funny when we all turned in to the same parking lot :D

Had been a while since I had been to Eagle Pass and it has certainly grown by leaps and bounds.  It is obvious the oil activity in the area has contributed to said growth.  They are even getting a new Walgreens :(

For you city folks an Academy or a Walgreens is no big deal but to us in these parts of the state it is a big event.


Eagle Pass has a Popeye's something we don't have in Del Rio as well as a Lowe's.  Was going to go back and eat there but spotted a Luby's and decided to have lunch there instead.


I am a little behind on my postings both here and in Walter's blog but the WIFI is kind of slow this afternoon and it has taken me quite a while just to post this.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

16 comments:

  1. Boy oh boy, that plate of food looks good!

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  2. It's good to hear your hanging in there& I hope you had a great day at Academy! Gas? I paid $2.79 today! Been a long time...
    That food sure did look good... Take care

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    1. Good to hear from you too Rob. Isn't the price of gas great these days? I am going to enjoy them while I can.

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  3. It's good to hear from you again. It's always good to have a new business move into an area - keeps everyone competitive which is good for the shopper.

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    1. That is so true Gypsy...that is the only thing I miss about Houston :(

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  4. That voracious Blogger ate my comment again, but this time I outsmarted it & copied my comment to my clipboard first before submitting. Ha!

    Speaking of eating, yummm, that plate does look good. The only thing missing on the side is a big ol' heaping hunk of that Butternut Brownie Angel Pie thing or whatever it's called that they make - which has neither butternuts, brownies nor angels in it, as far as I can tell.

    Luby's should give Ms. B a commission. I have a feeling a lot of people surfing over here who haven't been to their local Luby's in a while will be heading out to get themselves a CFS LuAnn platter shortly after seeing that!

    (If they're in Texas, that is.)

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    1. I will take any commission I can get :D

      Too back our Luby's closed a couple of years back.

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  5. Dammit. Blogger ate my PS and I forget to copy it first!

    [ #$^%&!]

    Was going to ask if you stopped in at Quemado to ask about the nickname of BurnTown.

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    1. When I came to the library to make this post I had not had a chance to read the gentlemen's comment on my prior one.

      However, with Academy in Eagle Pass and a rumored couple more stores you can bet your bottom dollar I will be back and will stop in Quemado to inquire about the origin of the towns name.

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  6. Is that a LuAnn? I have a coupon for $6. Usually they cut the meat portion in 1/2 on mine! Where's the veggies S-sis? Hee hee

    GSG!

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    1. No LuAnn for me...I was hungry!

      Doesn't mash potatoes with gravy and macaroni and cheese qualify as vegetables? :D

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  7. I hear the heat is already moving in at your favorite hangout. :(

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    1. Thankfully this year they were not as bad as last year!

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  8. With any luck you are already in Terlingua, have a good time!

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    1. Yes, I was already there on the day you left this comment. I sure do miss my internet :(

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