Ramada Del Rio
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... of feet long. Although numerous figures or motifs are repeated in different locations, the exact meaning of the paintings is buried with the people who painted them. The first known European in this area was Castano de Sosa, who set out from Monciova, Mexico, in 1590 and traversed much of present Val Verde County en route to New Mexico. The U. S. Army was the first American presence in the Lower Pecos. In 1851, ...
... a season, especially in southern areas.
... birds abound. Did I mention our first day here with temperatures
topping out at 102*, then waking-up to a bone chilling 48* in the
morning! Just the way that the desert has been described in it's
beauty and it cruelty in any Cormac McCarthy book. ( I just finished
his, Blood Meridian, about the eradication of the decedents of the
cavemen who's paintings are all that is left here.)
We planed for two, maybe three ...
... and Eagle Pass to Del Rio. More customs and border control cars along the way and a traffic stop in the other direction outside of Eagle Pass. Lots of big ranches and then near Asherton a lot of new oil drilling and pipeline activity. We didn't dare cross the river to Mexico anywhere and stopped at Del Rio before the big push to Big Bend National Park the next ...
... guarding that no one came out. Scary.
We are now in Del Rio which is right on the border. Our campground offers tours to Ciudad Acuna, where we can get inexpensive shopping, dining, liquor, cigarettes, pharmaceutical supplies and dental work. Anyone want us to pick something up for them?
Tomorrow we head for Laredo, which is the border town we crossed on our honeymoon in Mexico, 49 years ago. Hoping to see if anything's changed.