Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A beautiful Sunday in Terlingua

Post for Sunday - October 26, 2014 

Yesterday was wine day so needless to say I retired early and I mean early like 7:00 p.m.  It turned out to be a good thing since once again I was wide awake at 4:00 a.m.  Folks, I am used to going to bed at 4:00 a.m. not waking up at this ungodly hour!

As soon as the sun came up I had breakfast...cereal and milk and a ham sandwich.  Considered setting up my tent shower but decided it was easier to just drive into town to the quarter showers in Study Butte.  No worries about the heat (law enforcement) as they do not swarm the area until Wednesday.

The guys camp arrived this afternoon and I was sure glad to see them.  They are great friends that I consider my uncles, brothers and cousins and they always look out for us girls.  They give us our privacy but they keep a watchful eye just in case.

I have mentioned many times in my Terlingua tips section that you need to bring some type of shade structure as it is still pretty hot during the day even in October and November.  I was going to buy an Easy-Up Shade Canopy when I went to the Academy grand opening in Eagle Pass. However, when I tried to lift that sucker...it was just too heavy for me :(

I know the employees would have placed it in my car...but how was I going to get it down when I got home?  Man, I sure miss my camping van!  Maybe I will win the lotto and can finally purchase another transmission for Terlita.

Though not visually attractive...I did manage to rig me up some shade...don't laugh now :D

Decided to take a ride down to Krazy Flats to take some "before" pictures. Krazy Flats is the spectators camping area and is geared toward the younger crowd that had not yet arrived.

A better view of the cooks area in the background.

A lot of people arrived Sunday - October 26th.

These guys came to claim their own piece of Chili Cook-off real estate...parked their Casita and left.

Enjoyed a nice roaring fire at the guys camp this evening.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. Ha! I am posting at 4:00 AM but not because I want to be up. Keep those pics coming and GO SPURS GO! Glad you're back, SS.

    Sleepless in San Antonio....

    1. Hey SB, glad you checked in. Hope being up at 4:00 a.m. is only a one time event for you as I do not wish that on anyone.

      Glad you like the pics have LOTS more in the pipeline. Go Spurs Go!

  2. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. The trouble with those shade structures, screen tents, etc., is that they are too heavy for most women to carry, but the lighter ones can easily blow down in a strong breeze. I like your shade arrangement, by the way.

    1. I agree, those shade structures are definitively too heavy for most women. They have some with wheels but they are even heavier and longer than the four feet clearance in my back seat.

      Necessity is the mother of invention and that is all I could come up with besides using my umbrella and looking even more silly :)

  3. Those Ez-Ups are nice but if you can't move it it's not doing you much good. Gee all you need for your van is a transmission ...That really sucks!

    It is good to see you back again.

    1. My van has been patiently waiting for a transmission for five years :(
      Every time I think I can get it fixed something more pressing comes along that takes priority...maybe next year!

  4. A tip if ever you have to erect your temporary shade on a windy day - secure the ends of the fabric in the top of the car windows (open and close the windows trapping the fabric) instead of draped over them :)


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