If you are a blog reader you know that I have missed the Chili Cook-off for two years in a row. I have now gone back to being a Del Rioan...what do you mean by that Belinda? People that live in Houston think nothing of driving an hour or more to go to their place of work, visit friends, shopping or going to a Rockets game as most Houstonian's daily commute can be two hours or more.
I live in Southern Val Verde County, the lake and its campgrounds are in the Northwestern part of the county about a 20-minute drive, In Houston, such a short drive is almost laughable. In Del Rio, it is considered a long drive, I guess that is why I have missed all this new flurry of business activity.
On Highway 90-West where there is a Y on the road, one leads to Sanderson and another to Sonora on Highway 277. There used to be a store and RV campground that closed a couple of years back and at least the RV park is now opened and appears to be at capacity.
Today I enjoyed the ride and took my time. My first stop was Diablo East Marina.
Even saw a Nature Trail that I am sure Barney has explored many times but with the recently elevated temperatures, I would be afraid to do as rattlesnakes are probably sunning themselves.
Steep slope at the start of the trail...
Back in the early days of my trips to the Cook-off when there was no cell phone service or readily available Internet (no Smartphones then) in Terlingua, I was often asked where the dump station for Amistad National Recreation Area was located.
I had to admit that I had no idea. I think I have asked Barney this question several times in the past but with my CRS I always forgot. They have installed new signs so I was finally able to locate it today.
You can fill up with potable water free of charge.
They have a nice fish cleaning station...
It was a beautiful sunny day in the '70s...was glad I took advantage of the weather...as a cold front is due here Tuesday evening.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.