Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
San Felipe Creek - Del Rio, Texas.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Second trip to the desert

Post for October 28 to October 30, 2014

On Tuesday October 28th, I took mother to her doctor's appointment and she got a clean bill of health...what a great relieve that was for us both...as you never want your loved ones to be in pain.

Since I did not know whether or not I would be able to return to the cook-off...I decided to bring my stuff back. The last thing I wanted was to give my friends extra work by having to take down my camp. Then having the extra burden of having to bring the stuff to Del Rio, when they were going to be pretty loaded down themselves.

I never got around to setting up my tent on my first trip.  Decided to put it up at home and I am glad I did.  Even though I had cleaned it last year, I failed to set it up to make sure all the dirt and mud was gone and boy was it muddy.

Like I mentioned on last year's post...cheap mesh tents have no place in the desert...unless of course you use them to reserve your campground.  Decided I did not need it and left it up in the backyard so I could unload my stuff whenever I got back.


Why would you put your stuff in a tent versus your home?  Though it may not bother you when you are at the cook-off...the smell to campfire is overwhelming when you get back...trust me on this.  Do NOT bring in any clothes, or camping equipment into your home, except maybe in the garage or your house will smell awful!

Unfortunately, this year as well as last...I ended up hurting my back from loading and then reloading stuff...guess I will never learn!  I really need to get Terlita fixed (my camping van).  I could fit the kitchen sink and them some when I used to take her :(

On Thursday October 30, 2014, I made my second trip to Terlingua. Drove like a mad woman since I got a very late start.  Even though I arrived after sundown I was surprised how well I was able to see on this particular night.


I was so glad to be able to see my best friend.  Though we both live in Houston, the only place I get to see her, is at the Chili Cook-off.  The last time I saw her was two years ago!

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

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

10 comments:

  1. Yes the smoke sure lingers in clothes and in my case my nose to. I smelled burning wood all the next day after the Legion T Day Bash.

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    1. Yes, it sure lingers ...though the smell does bring back good memories :)

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  2. Getting everything out and packing it up is fun because you are looking forward to the trip; unpacking and putting it all away is kind of sad to me.

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    1. Gypsy, you and I are a lot alike. It saddens me as well :(

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  3. I like that smoke smell in the beans cooked over the campfire ... I guess that would be more taste than smell but I really think smell is part of it.

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    1. You need to come down one of these years Rob. Besides competing for the best chili, they also have beans, wings and salsa competition. They are always looking for judges.

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  4. That's wonderful news about your mom!

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  5. Glad to hear about your Mom and now you will be able to relax and have some fun. Isn't strange how often when traveling you meet people you never knew before who live very close to you at home? Has happened to me many times.

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    1. While it is good news, I don't know about relaxing...something unexpected always seems to come up.

      You lost me Dizzy, who did I meet in the desert that lived close to home?

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