The Chili competition takes place at high noon on Saturday. While many of my friends take part in the judging, I am not one of them. As long time readers of this blog know...I do not like commitments...having to show up at a certain time on a certain day when I am having the time of my life, is not something I am willing to do. The only ones to my knowledge that took part in the camps adjacent to mine were Frann and Richard.
Even though he is a local and has lived in Terlingua for a good while, this was Richard's first cook-off and he had the time of his life! So if anyone out there wonders if they can be part of the judging...yep you sure can! They are always looking for judges and in turn you get to sample the chili and get FREE beer to wash it down with :D
As the judges do their thing, there are showmanship teams putting on shows as well as having the public participate in a variety of games for prizes. You can get all types of trinkets, souvenirs and T-shirts if you participate.
There were a lot of girls at the BBMI (Big Bend Motor Inn) ladies showers but either I stunk or being older has its benefits as they let me skip in line. Either way I thanked them. It is nice to see that the next generation of Chili Cook-off attendees is committed to carry on the tradition. Too bad I never had children...so they could bring me down in my golden years...like many of the camps around me did with their parents.
When I was going back to CASI there was a long line to get in. As I waited, I happened to notice that the truck in front of me as well as his trailer had Arkansas license plates. Wow, they came from far and probably had driven all night...now that is a true Chili head!
My best friend and her boyfriend came back with a ton of stuff they won at the showmanship area. He is sold on Terlingua and they are making plans to return next year but this time are planning on bringing down a trailer or an RV. Like I have mentioned before, Terlingua is a place that you either love or you hate...there are no gray areas...I am so glad he liked it :)
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.