Last night I went to bed with the chickens but woke up at 4:00 a.m. once more! The beauty of car camping is that I can leave whenever I want without worrying about breaking camp. However, I am not crazy (I know that might be debatable) and was not about to leave at this ungodly hour let alone with my poor night vision.
|Sunday morning view from my prime piece of real estate|
|Looking towards the cooks area|
|Always a good idea to photograph your campsite in case|
someone dumps trash on it after you leave and they
try to blame you next year.
Went to visit a local blogger, Tffnguy at his home. We chewed the fat for a long while as we watched all the cook-off traffic drive by. He along with other locals are privy to some spectacular views from their porch and basically from every direction. I am so looking forward to the day that I can call Terlingua home.
Last year I had to drive home on Sunday but I did not encounter as much RV traffic as I did this time around. While a lot of the people at CASI had left, you have to keep in mind that there are two cook-off's that take place simultaneously in Terlingua. The other one is more family oriented and with mature adults that do not necessarily have to go work the next day.
When I got to Alpine the train was crossing. The trains are the same ones that cross through Del Rio and let me tell you, they are long and take forever to cross the tracks.
I, along with other chili cook-off attendees pulled over into the Sul Ross State University stadium, turned off our vehicles and waited it out. Afterward decided to brave the crowds at Stripes and top off my tank as well as purchase some hot chocolate.
I guess it must have been the driver's first time out this way because he stopped at the Comstock Border Patrol checkpoint going east when you are only required to stop when heading west.
Last year when I passed through here the new inspection station was under construction, figured it would have been finished by now but that was not the case...maybe next year.
Hope you enjoyed the virtual trip to the desert. Now you can breathe a collective sigh of relieve, that I will not be mentioning it for another year :D
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.