Friday, November 19, 2010

Lost in Terlingua


Went in to SB this morning to take a shower and get supplies and found Frann at the BBMI cafe so had breakfast with her. Enjoyed the visit and the breakfast was plenty good as usual for there. She is wanting to introduce me to her neighbor Dale Wood who is an older ex-NASCAR driver so I was going to go to her place after my shower, but couldn't find it and got lost on the way. Guess I should have taken Laurie and the Horseshoe for good luck in finding her place. I've slept too many times since I was there last and it seemed to have changed some to. I did turn on one road that I thought was hers, but after driving for some time I decided that couldn't be it so turned around and went back to South County road. At that time I had a senior moment and turned left rather then right and drove about 4 miles looking for highway 170 and noticed the sun wasn't where it was supposed to be so turned around and went back. Once I hit 170 I said to heck with it since I was running low on gas and headed for the SB store for gas and the Cottonwood for other stuff before heading home.

I started thinking about what she had said about Dale saying his brother had restored an old Ford Bronco for him and then realized that I had already met him. He was the guy I met at the Cottonwood back when the Cobras were down here and he was also the guy that asked me if I'd sell the Falcon to him. He had told me he had a 66 Falcon Ranchero that he used to tow his race car with back many years ago. No wonder he knows Carrol Shelby!

Sorry I missed you Frann...

9 comments:

  1. My inability to backtrack I now blame on too many pigeons. They eat the crumbs. Save a chickens eat more pigeon.

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  2. Oldfool, I forgot to fill up the bread crumb dispenser bin on the back of the falcon so spare the pigeons. ;)

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  3. I imagine it would be hard to try to find some of the places where people live out there. From reading her blog I think she off the beaten path. Glad to hear she is doing well and back in TR.

    How much is gas running up in your neck of the woods?

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  4. MsB, it wasn't too hard to find the first time because they had just graded the road to her place and the grader was still sitting there at the start of the road. Now the road doesn't look freshly graded anymore and the grader is gone.

    Can't tell you on the gas prices. I don't pay much attention to that since I get it at the cheapest place in town and it has to be bought anyway. ;)

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  5. I am so sorry..it is so easy to get to my place just...
    west 170 to South County Road..north on south county to the Y then right...past Lefever lane then the first left where the sign says "WRONG WAY" them .7 of a mile...LOL I know all the dirt roads look the same. I am heading up your way this afternoon.

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  6. Shucks! I saw that sign going and coming back, but it didn't look like the right place for some reason. I guess now I know. ;)

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  7. When a sign says Wrong Way, it doesn't necessarily mean wrong way. Same as a "dead end". Just cause it says dead end don't mean someone don't live on it.

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  8. BB, as usual your wisdom astounds me.

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  9. I'm just glad you found your way back home!

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