Terlingua Dreams

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Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 2014 trip to Uvalde, Texas

We had a doctor's appointment in Uvalde, Texas scheduled for today. I forced myself to go to bed at 11:00 p.m.  For the life of me could not go to sleep so got up and got online around 1:30 a.m.

Needed to do a lot of stuff online and once I got that over with, it eased my mind and I was able to go to bed at 3:00 a.m.  Got up at 5:00 a.m. to administer my mom her medication and went back to bed.

I was deep in slumber when the telephone rang at 6:31 a.m.!!! Who in the world would call us at that hour?  Thought perhaps it was the doctor's office cancelling our appointment...but this early? Then panic set in as I thought it could be my uncle who is out of the country or perhaps ADT informing me my house was broken into. So many scenarios can flash through your mind when you get an early morning call.

Would you believe it was my mother's friend who really is not that close of a friend, more like an acquaintance...a church acquaintance at that.  Let me clarify why I say that...my mother has not been to church in seven years...she listens to the services at home, over the telephone. Even less reason to bother a sick elderly acquaintance that early in the morning.  For goodness' sake people have you never heard of telephone etiquette?  OK, rant over....let's move on.

Uvalde being 70 miles east of Del Rio has the same gasoline prices and .11 cents discount with an HEB card as does the Stripes store.  With all things being equal decided I would pass on filling up and fuel the Del Rio economy instead...nothing personal Uvalde residents you all would probably do the same :)

Do not for a minute think I did not spend money while I was there.  Stripes in Uvalde makes some of the best chiles rellenos for a convenience store and a plate is only $3.99...bought the last two that they had, as well as two additional plates for tomorrow...an enchilada plate and a half a chicken.  Also purchased a yummy Mocha coffee smoothie.

You may recall Uvalde is the site of my favorite Derksen Buildings lot. They had new cabins as well as a couple of used ones. This one featured a large porch.

On a prior Derksen building post, they had this building but in a different color.  I did not particularly care for it but I like the color of this one.

They had an used 10 x 20 metal cabin but since I am not looking for something made out of metal...I did not go in.

This 12 x 28 used cabin was in pretty good shape and going for $6,555.00 plus 540.79 tax for a grand total of $7,095.79.  Noticed they are offering a 36 month as well as a 60 month financing package, much like a car.

I also found a true gem in the bunch.  It is a new line that Derksen is trying out, that is well deserving of a post of its own.  Watch out for it in a future post.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. I would love to have a new tiny cabin. For one thing I'd really have to get rid of a lot of junk I keep. Your pictures show some nice ones.

    1. You don't necessarily have to get rid of a lot of junk....you can purchase a matching shed :-)

      I do not think OFM Barney would approve of the above statement :D

  2. There are some nice cabins there.
    When we were in Terlingua I watched a flat bed truck just make it up the hill next to the Terlingua Trading Company with a cabin/shed on the back.

    1. They certainly have made them prettier and bigger than when I first started looking at them.

      What I like is that one would have an instant home and/or storage depending on your needs.

  3. Ms. B, do you ever go to Live Oak Drive Thru in Uvalde? Not much to look at, but they've got very gorditas (all different kinds) and are kind of a local institution. Traveling east (toward San Antonio) on Hwy 90, take a right at the Church's chicken and go down about a block, past the bakery on your left. They also have good tortilla soup when the weather is cooler.

    1. I have never been there but gorditas are one of my mother's favorites foods. Will have to go check it out and I will report back on a blog post. I personally love tortilla soup especially in winter time.

      Nice hearing from you!


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