The Stone Village Tourist Camp
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... plants well identified. We learned that the lechuguilla agave plant is the indicator plant of the Chihuahuan Desert. We also saw a tiny little bug about the size of dime that was bright red - the man at the front desk told us it was called a red velvet mite, or rain bug, and that he had never seen one. Driving back we saw where they were shooting a safety commercial on the highway, complete with large stuffed cow (can't wait to see that on ...
... drillers. - but that's just an assumption. There were new roads being pushed thru the scrub and new pipelines linking pumps to pumping stations and/or processing plants. Anywhere there was disturbed ground the incessant wind picked up the white dust and blew it this way and that!
As we got closer to Garden City the country began to improve and a few fields of ploughed ground began to make an appearance between the scrub and the oil rigs, but it ...
... raisins as a treat, which they loved. She explained to us that this year was a heavily contested election, and that the 3 baby goats were all running for office this year, and that ballots were available in the general store and we were welcome to vote for mayor. They have a sense of humor out here for sure.
We leave Lajitas and head to Terlingua. It's basically a ghost town, but people live there. We were coming into town and I stopped at a garage ...
... because they can't stop the stream from flowing into the pool. They use canals to direct the draining water and the local farmers must be glad to have the overflow water in this extremely dry climate. At dusk, after the Park Rangers suggestion, we watched about 20 bats fly out from the roof of our sun shelter. It was amazing to think they were there the whole time without us even knowing. Before they came out ...
... Spot feature works even better than I had ever dreamed. There are a lot of tricks to keeping it working, but so far so good.
We'll be here for two more nights, so I'll try to find something interesting to pass on. I try to add what I've learned and pass it on to you. If you're interested in anything or have anything to add, just drop me a line to my email address. I'll be waiting...