My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Beautiful pictures. I've heard of people letting there donkey's loose because they can't feed them any more, are the some of those donkey's
Sandy, these are just wild donkeys. They've always been that way and were never owned by anyone.The camera is going to take some getting used to. It doesn't have a view finder it has a large LCD screen. I keep wanting to put it up to my eye to take pictures. ;)
Glad you have a good camera now. I notice a little better contrast on the pic with the dog. Perhaps it's not on auto exposure for the others?
rj, Its a new camera and I'm sure I have a lot to learn about it. Guess I need to spend some time reading the manual.
I can't believe the Grub Shack is gone. What will we do??? I thought that their food was mighty tasty, at least it was when I ate there.
DD, I couldn't either, but it surely is. There food has always been good no matter who was running it, but I guess all good things must end.
Did they just move the business to greener pastures?
Cool camera - congrats :)So sad about the Grub Shack - such a pity, especially after the trouble they went to with the septic tank etc... What are you going to do?
rj, no its gone. It would cost a fortune for someone to get that all setup on different land since they'd have to probably get the same type septic system, buy the land and all probably without donations. The land it was on is owned by someone else and the rent was just paying the taxes on that land. The trailers and other stuff was owned by Jerry and Eva. I guess they sold that?Dani, I should be able to come up with some cool pictures once I get used to the camera.Yes it is sad, but about the only thing that can be done is fix our own food or head 23 miles south to Study Butte. At the price of gas now days that won't happen too often and probably only when its necessary to head that way for other stuff. We'll survive.
You had a really big bunch of 'visitors'!
SUERTE, someone counted a total of 20. This was at one of my friend's places, but they roam all over the place. Haven't seen them up here yet, but they visit my other land a good bit because of the grass.
The Grub Shack was "closed" when I drove by recently, meaning someone took it down and away just overnight ? Where the owners ? still arround ?- Thanks if can complete that petite interesting piece of local History for those that folow from far away like me (Houston Tx)
Pablo, Question 1 Yes it is gone as the picture suggests. From what I hear the poles are even gone now.Question 2 they don't live in this area anymore and I don't know where they live.
I ve never read yur blog dude before, very impressed, what worries me more after doing so is the Odessa trips etc the supply of medications, costly trips etc as I m going to retire next year being then 66 on ridiculous income and will have the Medicare stuff (A + B only).Thought Alpine might ,should be able provide most of those medical services. On regard on medications (which I take almost 6) Im in something called PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (almost ALL Labs and Meds have it) meaning on a yearly basis yu mail them yur Prescription and Tax Return (if yu r bellow 455 K, some even less) yu ll get the med shipped free to yu by the Drug Manufacturer. Works ONLY for BRAND NAMES, meaning yu can look who manufactures what (Brand) then look Lab WebSite, call request a Patient Assistence Program app and fill mail it. Lasts a year. Yu need be organized keep up.In my case I m looking to Sanderson Tx (as can not afford Alpine). Love Terlingua but I need be realistic not be too far away from Doctors.Hope this helps.BEST
CORRECTION : income Level for Patient Assistance Programs start aprox 45 K yearly, (1 person, single) Each Lab is different but is High so almost all can qualify.
My goodness took a few days off and so much has happened. It is a real shame the Grub Shack is gone after all they went through last year.What a great gift from your sis and brother-in-law. Loved the pictures of the burros.
MsB, I had a lot more pictures of the donkeys, but I didn't know how to get the camera to focus then. A lot would have been better pictures if they hadn't come out a little blurry.
Looks like Democrats taking over Terlingua to me.
Matt M, hadn't thought of that.
No Donkey takeover in Texas yet...they have just been redistricted to Terlingua so they have reduced voting strength.