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We arrived in Del Rio early and were hoping to get a little interneting in before heading to Big Bend but their library internet wasn't very good. It was a very small town without much to do so we spent the day getting organized. We did all our groceries for the next few days and did our laundry. We drove to Amistad national Recreation Area to a really cool camping area that was completely empty and inthe middle of nowhere. It only cost 2$ for the night and the starry night sky was ...
Decided to make a short trip to Del Rio to avoid the afternoon heat, turned to an avoidance of major thunderstorm with hail and high winds.
Pleasant start of the trip with 75 degrees at 7:00. No rain in site, AccuWeather showed a system in Albuquerque New Mexico headed our direction.
Richard and I met approximately 6 miles before Castroville, Tx, our meeting ...
... 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 ...
... It was cool to see the roads they built beside the highway to drive up and down looking for footprints. They pull tires behind the trucks and then footprints are really obvious in the fine red dust. Interesting. Ww spend the night in a glorious Texas state park called Seminole Canyon State Park. We were perched high on a hill ...
... train. Yes, the pills work just fine for these occasions.
I was able to get to the RV storage, and check the truck and 5Wheel out, and everything looks good, after 2+ years. Of course, the truck won't start, but....
I bought a bike at the "pulga" (Spanish for flea, as in market) for 15$. So, I was mobile! I stayed in Del Rio about a week. Drank some beer and visited old friends.