Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
CASI Chili Cook-off - Terlingua, Texas

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A little of everything

It had been a while since mother and I had gone for a ride.  I do not know if my low tire sensor is on the brink or if my tires were low but it sure lights up too often for my liking.

Town and Country was bought out by Stripes a couple of years ago and they did away with free water and air.  I would not call myself cheap but I do not like to have to pay just to put air on my tires.  So I drove to the lake to the only place in town that has free air without even having to fill up.

Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I took out my tire gauge the darn Chinese crap broke. I eye balled it and lucky for me the light went off.  Note to self:  get right front passenger tire checked before our next trip to Uvalde.


My favorite campground is very close to this gasoline station, so had to drive by it.  I am happy to report that there were quite a few campers at Governors Landing.

Both mother and I have eye issues, but quickly realized that it wasn't our eyes this time...the water was dark...almost blackish in color.  I do not know why the water was so dark...but it did not seem to bother boaters who were out in droves,  Upon further review, it might have been our eyes because here in the picture the water has a navy blue tone.


I have been looking for the 2016 calendars I bought back in August or September of 2015...I have yet to find them.  Was going through some boxes in Terlita (my camping van) when I came upon a big bottle of Tequila, a bottle of Mezcal and $111.00 from my 2012 trip to Terlingua!  Wish I had found it sooner, like the night the power went out.  Though I do not much care for Tequila (except in a frozen Margarita) it might have helped me pass the time until I could fall asleep.  I do not go to bed at 10:30 p.m. unless I am sick!

You might be asking yourself...if you do not like Tequila why did you buy a large bottle of the stuff? Besides scoring it at a great price, we have a tradition during the Chili Cook-off of taking a bottle of "whatever" and sharing it as we sit around a warm cozy campfire until the wee hours of the night.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

11 comments:

  1. I have never cared for Tequila in any type of drink. I like to stick to beer or wine. If you ever see a "Les Schwab" tire place, drive in and they will check and air your tires for free. I'm sure they are in Texas, although probably more likely in the larger cities.

    I think it was your lucky day to find the tequila AND the money!

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    1. I am with you Gypsy, I stick to beer and wine...mostly beer...my favorite.

      In moderation I guess liquor is OK, but in Terlingua nothing is ever in moderation and I learned a long time ago that liquor is not my friend :(

      I have never heard of Les Schwab just Charles Schwab but that is totally different jajajaja! Thanks for the tip.

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  2. Send me your address, I'll send some calendars!

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    1. For real? Oh, thank you, thank you Suerte! Off to send you an e-mail :)

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  3. Five days after leaving Del Rio and I am in Decatur Al. now. Keep things under control out there in the Texas desert. I saw some rather dark water when I was at 227 S last week.

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    1. Glad you made it to Gavinland safe and sound. Thank you for confirming you saw some dark water at Amistad Lake as well.

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  4. A little of everything except SPURS corner. Harrumph!

    GSG!

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    1. It is not from lack of trying. Have attempted to make a post for days and of course include Spurs Corner but this computer is just not cooperating.

      I am currently watching the game with Minnesota...hope we win. Last night's game was AWFUL, we looked as bad as the Warriors looked against the Lakers.

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    2. Sorry! Glad you were trying.

      SPURS whupped the tar outta those Wolves. They haven't lost two in a row too often in the Pop/Duncan era. GSG!

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