Terlingua Dreams

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

Monday, October 30, 2023

We went from summer to winter in 24 hours

Last week and this Saturday we had sunny skies and temperatures in the low 90's. That all changed Sunday when our first cold front arrived earlier than expected around 2:30 p.m. We had strong winds from the north and showers that lasted until noon today. This morning it was in the low 40's, which for Texans is considered COLD

I spent last week getting ready for the cooler weather since I can not lift more than 10 lbs per doctor's orders. I needed to run more errands but was not able to get around to it, putting it off for today. I knew better...I only mustered the strength to go outside twice and that was to feed the cats. 😺

Del Rio only has one climate-controlled storage facility and it has a waiting list. The owner called me back in July to let me know that a 10 x 5 unit had become available if I wanted it. Unfortunately, I was not able to open it, as I do not have the arm span of Victor Wembanyama. 

That particular unit is located at the entrance of the facility and while it was around 105 degrees that day it did not seem like the A/C was set at 72 to 74 degrees as I was told. I have a little more than a year's supply of food that I need to move but it has to be at a climate-controlled storage. I'm still on the waiting list but it could be months or years until one becomes available.

In the meantime, I rented a regular unit at a location closer to the house where I am putting some of the boxes I brought down from Houston. However, I need to make time to go through them and get rid of things or donate the "stuff" I no longer need.

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


After days, weeks, and months of severe drought conditions in my little corner of southern Val Verde County...the sky opened up and gave us some much-needed liquid gold in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 24th, as well as today. If we are lucky the rain will continue on and off for a couple more days.

My primitive rain catchment is full, and I am using all types of containers to bottle up this precious liquid.

The temperatures are still warm so the A/C has not been turned off. However, that will soon change as a cold front is expected to arrive next week.

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Spurs Corner

I am on pins and needles looking forward to the first Spurs game of the regular NBA season. In Del Rio, we get out local channels from San Antonio, Texas a city 144 miles east of us. Alamo City residents as well as all the residents of areas that get their programming are looking forward to this much-anticipated game and seeing Victor Wembanyama's first official game as a Spur.

Aunty Acid