Terlingua Dreams

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A good friend

Post for Saturday - October 25, 2014

Last night I went over to Debi's camp to catch up on what has been going on in the past year. She had recently had surgery and the doctor had told her, she could not drive or lift heavy stuff which pretty much insured that she could not make this years event.

This is Debi's camp and in the background you can
see the cook's section.
A couple of years back I introduced her to Frann and they have become good friends.  Yes, I am talking about our fellow blogger from Terlingua, that many of you are familiar with.  She and a friend of hers made the eight hour trip to where she lives and brought her down, set up her camp and came and checked up on her daily.  They also drove her back home.  Talk about being a good friend!  Way to go Frann :)

I have not had anything to drink in the past seven months as I have been taking a lot of medication.  Though I quit taking them some time back, I decided to wait and have my first beer when I arrived in my favorite desert.  First beer was awful!  They got a little better with each passing one :)

Newly draped off area that cut my campground
almost in half.
Was hoping with the beer, my aching back and plain old being exhausted I would be able to get a good night's rest.  Wrong...was wide awake by 4:00 a.m.  What can you do at that ungodly hour?  Nothing but sit in the car and wait for the sunrise.

We were the only two camps (if you can even call mine a camp) on the ravine until more people started arriving Saturday.

I flirted with the idea of setting up my tent and shower structure but was too tired.  Instead Frann invited me to her house and gave me a tour of Old Town Terlingua...that beats setting up a camp any day!

Frann, if you happen to be reading this please send me your e-mail address so I can e-mail you the pictures for your approval.  My e-mail is terlinguadreams@outlook.com

The black garbage bag has my tent
that waited patiently to be set up.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. with my back getting to be the way it is, I'm afraid that there are not enough air mattresses in the world for me to ever sleep on the ground again. Maybe a cot with a foam rubber mattress or something. I have become a big sissy I guess! Of course, bourbon would probably help, or maybe tequila! ha ha ha hope you had great fun!

    1. I have a bad back but even if I didn't I no longer sleep on an air mattress when I camp out. I have had it with them deflating and getting leaks. They all eventually do and I am tired of throwing my money away.

      Reclining the seat in my car was much better than sleeping in the ground. I had a great time :D

  2. I found that after my surgeries earlier this year I just lost my taste for beer. Now I'm recovered I don't drink nearly as much beer as I used to, but when I do - WOW, it tastes so good! I think that medications can ruin the flavor so you just have to wait it out, or keep trying periodically. I don't intend to ever give up my beer entirely because to me, it's the most delicious drink in the world outside of good clear water.

    1. You and I have a lot in common Gypsy! After clear water, beer is my next favorite drink :)


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