Terlingua Dreams

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

Thursday, July 20, 2023

San Felipe Lions Park

Most days I get up early to feed the cats and then start the never-ending task of doing yard work before the sun and the heat make it unbearable. I am glad I drugged to the curb most of the pesky mesquite branches I have trimmed but not had an opportunity to move to the pile. I say that I am glad because yesterday they finally came to take them away after over a month.

I had to run errands in town yesterday and before coming home decided to go by San Felipe Lions Park to see what the flow rate of San Felipe Creek was.

There were a few people there but no one was swimming. The creek flow was very poor.

It looked more like a pool than a creek.

The houses in the background are personal residences and have private access to the creek from their properties. They have signs on their property to that effect.

Even though we have had rain this year, the faucet has been turned off and we are once again experiencing drought conditions and the creek flow is testament to that.

San Felipe Lions Park is where Mayor Dora Alcalá Hike and Bike Trail begins. Though with this heat I did not see a single hiker or biker.

I do not know on what day we are of triple-digit temperatures in the Del Rio area as we get our news channels from San Antonio and they focus on that city.

This evening at 10:18 p.m. per KENS-5...Del Rio was sitting at 97 degrees.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

HEB / Dr.'s Appt. / Heat from Hell

I had a lot of errands to run today so obviously I barely got a wink of sleep. I was at HEB before 8:00 a.m. glad that the store and the parking lot were partially empty. No screaming kids or people blocking the aisles while chatting with their friends as though they could not call them from the phone that is glued to their hand. Only us older folks at this early morning hour (at least early for me).

Their strawberries looked tempting but I did not buy them. Avocados went up in price...I love them so much I purchased them anyway. 😊

$3.48 divided by 6 = .58 cents each

They had these huge avocados for $2.25 each.

A two pound package of Cooked Ham finally went down in price...

You will have to hear me whine again...there was only ONE 12-pack of White Claw Hard Seltzer - Black Cherry. What is going on...why the shortage? 

They only had the variety pack and Watermelon...at least it was not Mango flavor 😝

I almost broke down and bought a slice of red velvet cake but I was not about to pay $3.68 for something I used to purchase for $1.98.

Their 53" River Tube is cheaper and safer that the raft I found at Walmart last month. If I had someone to go tubing with, I would have purchased it.

Gasoline is once again on the rise. I was almost at half a tank because it has just been so hot to stop to fill up in the afternoon. It has been a long time since Diesel was cheaper than Unleaded gasoline.

A couple of years back I documented how the store employees fed some homeless cats. Today there were no cats but plenty of birds though by the time I took the picture they had flown away.

This afternoon I went for my follow up appointment with my Doctor that was cancelled in May. I was the last person to leave their office. I have not yet decided if I will get my labs tomorrow or next week.

We have been experiencing hellish temperatures and they will continue for a while.

I am sorry for my readers that live in Arizona and Nevada as this Sunday they will be breaking records that have stood since they began to keep them.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.