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Monday, April 14, 2014

Terlingua, Etc.

No, they didn't put us in there, thank goodness.
We were all over the place today, had a great time on the Porch, and Starlight in Terlingua.

It was a hazy day to start, but turned of hot and clear with a north wind 91 degrees.
The truck did well on Pinto Canyon Road, what a tooth rattling experience.

We stopped to watch the Marfa Lights as we came back to Alpine, and we are bushed, so, more when I can get the time and better internet connection, currently at the Antelope Lodge Motel, and the wifi is not acceptable, won't stay here again, not just because of that, but overall customer service.
Thanks for checking in.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Far West Texas

Man, it is a L O N G ways from Austin to Sanderson, to Alpine Texas.
We went to the ranch first, where my good friend Jeff received some shooting lessons on a 12 gauge shotgun, .38 Super, and .45 ACP. He did very well with all of them, and was enthusiastic, and he came away with " I have to buy a .45". That's good, because he has never been exposed to guns unless he was with me, and now I think he is comfortable enough with them, that he can handle one on his own, anyway, we both had a good time at the ranch. More time and practice at the gun range is store for both of us.
It was extremely dusty at the ranch due to wind conditions, and you could barely see Mexico from camp, if you really strain, you can see the mountain in Mexico between us and the Rio Grande River.
There were a few people in Marathon as we came through this evening on the way to Alpine, but since we had camped at the ranch last night, and were tired and dirty, we just stopped for a couple of photo's.
This country is in an extreme drought although some ocotillo was in bloom at the ranch.
Tomorrow, we are going down to Study Butte, Lajitas, Terlingua, Presidio, Ruidosa, Candaleria, Pinto Canyon, Marfa, and back to Alpine. Jeff has never been west of Presidio, so he's looking forward to it as I am.
Jeff at camp.

The DPS seems to be very active out here.
We were stopped as we came into Alpine this evening, because I was driving in the passing lane, when I wasn't passing.
 Long story short he didn't have anything to do, since there was not another car in sight, and we had seen 4 cars between Marathon and Alpine, we were chosen, who knows, they might have been too.
When he saw that I had a concealed handgun permit, he asked if I had it with me, and I answered several. He asked what do you mean by that?
 I said I have a .38 Special in my boot, and .357 Mag in the console, a .44 Mag in the back seat floorboard, and a .38 Super in the side pocket of the console on the passenger side, and a .38 snub nose in my briefcase in the back seat, plus other assorted long guns in the back floor board as well.
 A  warning was administered, and I will return that favor to his Boss when I get home.....harassment is what I call that where I was raised.. Make a note, the side of the road is not the place to make your case.

Looking forward to more Law enforcement contact tomorrow, I will post next time I can get service, and thanks for checking in, take care of each other and pray for rain!!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Down The Road

Will try to check in @ Alpine.
Yes Mom, I have tied my shoe laces, and washed behind my ears.
Take care and thanks for checking in.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Patti was looking for something in a closet, and found this flag, my ORIGINAL issue ear plugs ( Fort Jackson SC ), and about 200 rounds US Army .45 ACP ammo, don't ask me how I got home with the ammo, it was over 40 years ago. I'll test fire some of it next weekend, but it looks to be just fine.
Cleaning and packing for our trip to far west Texas, Frannie is supervising, and having a great time.
Take care of each other, and thanks for checking in.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Post

Just a doe Jack Hare that came up while I was loading a feeder, funny how they are very accepting of me, I would never bother them, or anything else, unless it's a snake or something that might hurt me.
Good friend of mine and I met at church today, we are going to the ranch and all places west and south in Brewster county in a couple of weeks, he's never seen the Marfa Lights, so that's one of the stops in the journey, along with the park, Lajitas, Terlingua, Presidio, Pinto Canyon, and Marfa as well as Alpine.