Terlingua Dreams

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

Monday, June 8, 2020

It is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

It has been so hot all this weekend...I have been cowardly hiding out in my little bunker this past couple of days...but today was outright HOT!

My $5.00 Flex tub I bought at Dollar Tree a couple of days ago has been working well and I have managed to hand wash many of my winter items.

We had a low of 77 and a high of 107 degrees breaking a record by 3 degrees today of a prior high of 104 degrees.  

Every time I went to go hang something on the clothesline I could feel the heat blaring down on my back. This evening I had the marks of a deep tan even though each time I went out I rarely stayed out more than a minute...tomorrow we are expecting more of the same :-(

This evening on the Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC they had a clip of Alpine, Texas that showed so many people peacefully marching down its main street in a segment where they showed even small towns joining the Black Lives Matters Movement.  Even Del Rio had a peaceful protest last week!

I wish I was younger and not so prone to dying from the Coronavirus as the younger protestors...so I am proud that these young individuals have taken upon themselves to take the reigns in this long-needed movement.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid Saying of the Day


  1. We don't watch just a single News Media and they all point to the fact that most peaceful protests that lead to Political Change in the Law are lead by Young People. So don't feel bad if you sit back and let these youngsters do their part to make changes during these trying times.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Believe me, I watch more than one news media outlet and because of that, I was so surprised Rachel showed a clip of that march taken by a local reporter.

      The reason I mentioned Alpine, Texas is because I attended college there and it is also the last town on the way to Terlingua where you can gas up and buy provisions.

      You are right...most peaceful political change comes from young people and their activism.

  2. I saw on the news that the temperature in Del Rio was 106*. In June. That is hotter than a two dollar pistol.
    I have been using the laundromat but just taking in one small basket at a time. Quick in and out in order to avoid people as much as possible.
    It has been quite cool here the past few days. We didn't get snow, although it was all around us, but we did get a little much needed rain.
    I think the protests have surprised a lot of people. I hope they do some good. We have a great police department here but many are so corrupt and dangerous. I am glad I am here in Montana at this time for so many reasons. Now if we can get rid of Raines and Gianforte, all would be great. Bullock has done a great job during this crisis. I can't find one fault. Our mayor is an idiot but no place is perfect. Lol

    1. Today we ended up reaching a high of 107 degrees just like yesterday.

      I considered going to the laundromat but the problem is even though I am in bed due to my insomnia I don't go to sleep until five or six in the morning. It is difficult to get up and be there early in the morning before the crowds come in.

      Glad you finally got some rain. It is unreal that you still have snow all around you in the mountains and it is already June.

      The protestors have surprised many in particular their ethnic make-up. As you know I am a pessimist by nature...I hope this is the beginning of some real change and they prove me wrong...nothing would make me happier!

      I do not know much about our Police Department or the Sheriff's Department in Del Rio...perhaps I should? Glad you are happy in Montana...at least you are not sweating!

  3. Daines, not Raines. Daines is a tRump lover.

  4. HOT here too. Ugh. And today, with the "norther" we got some great dust in the air so the sky was beige from 10AM on. They say it will be in the 50's tonight. I'll believe it when I get up in the morning....Meanwhile, we had a very nice 200 person demonstration in my little town in north central Texas. Mayor and police department participated, and even they lay (mayor and policeman)on the ground for 9 minutes to see what it was like. I did hear some people in town were afraid to go "downtown" (Ha, a very small area here) because "antifa" might be there. Give me a break. I guess they don't know any black people here...not that there are many. But the racial breakdown of black/white in the march was about the same proportion as the city population. Anyway, I was greatly encouraged and it is good to hear it happened other places as well.
    Hope you get some relief from the "cold front."

    1. We had some very strong winds from that "northern" but they did little to bring the temperatures down. However, they gave me more work as it brought down more limbs.

      Glad to hear your little town also had peaceful demonstrations that involved the local politicians and policemen...that is very encouraging!

      Do you ever watch Late Night Comedians? This evening Stephen Colbert had a hilarious monologue regarding Antifa after that outrageous tweet Agent Orange made regarding that poor 75-year-old man.


      Our "cold front" will bring the temperature down to 99 degrees tomorrow.

    2. Sorry, the link I posted is for the monologue. If you are not familiar with the show...when it begins it will have a funny reenactment of an event...then the monologue begins.

  5. WOW you sure are in the heat of it now. For the past 3 days it has been beautiful here but tomorrow we hit triple digits again and will continue to climb. Be careful out there

    1. It is so hot and it is not even summer yet :-(

      Right now even if I wanted to escape this heat with this pandemic...where in the world would I go?

      Stay safe and cool JO!


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