Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rally near Big Bend NP

As most of the nation was caught in the maw of a 'big chill', Oscar and I went southwest towards the Big Bend National Park . . . a wonderful place to hang out in the winter months. You never know what you may encounter..

On the way there, we overnighted in Marathon, TX, a quaint little town with a nice RV park that kept a fire going for those cool evenings. Marathon also boasts a world class restaurant, The Gage, where you could dine haute cuisine in the main room or sit in the lounge and enjoy a killer white buffalo burger done to perfection.
Driving south into The Bend is a surreal experience where you are transported far, far from home . . .
If you are lucky, you will round the corner and come upon a friendly tribe of Egg Campers in the back wilderness only to discover they are happy and patriotic Casita owners out enjoying life.
They kindly allowed us to settle in amongst them, even though we were in an S.O.B. trailer (some other brand) Our Oliver is sort of a Casita on steroids but we are still able to blend in pretty well don't you think?
 

Lots of things to do . . . driving through the Big Bend NP, we found a cool campground nestled on the bowl of an ancient volcano. The shadows on the mountain sides were just right for a nice camera shot.

Only in Terlingua, TX will you hear a violin, oboe, guitar trio delighting shoppers at the local flea market.

The ruins of old Terlingua speak of a time that was much harsher than today.

Good food and your favorite adult beverage is available at the Starlight Theater, where you can share drinking stories with Clay Henry, one of the past local mayors, who continually enjoys his favorite brew after a visit to the taxidermist.

His great-great grandaughter, eight day old Annabel, is running for mayor this year. Here she is schmoozing with a voter.


Yep, Oscar and I had a fine, fine, time this January in Lajitas TX. Eileen captured this photo just as we were talking about how much more there is to do and see. Well, there's always next year . . .


12 comments:

Happytrails said...

You blend in quite well...never saw an SOB!!!! I sure wish we could put our Casita on steroids...LOL!!
Hope to meet you both next year at Lajitas!!!

Eileen Glick said...

Great post, Pete! Thanks for joining us in Lajitas. Who knew there'd be so much to do in such a remote location. Looking forward to having you and Oscar hang out with us Casita peeps next year! Maybe we can spend some time schmoozing with the new mayor.

Jerry C said...

So glad Oscar brought you to Lajitas. Enjoyed spending the week with the two of you, as well as the White Buffalo experience. Safe Travels....jc

Anonymous said...

On our bucket list, too many people have said how they enjoyed BigBend area!Staying fairly warm in FL Oscar, you're doing a great job of keeping Pete on the straight n narrow! Chuck n Geri n K9Kids.

Anonymous said...

Dear Oscar,
I'm so glad Pete took you someplace WARM. It has been very, very cold here and I don't plan on leaving the house until the 4th of July! Ha, ha! Although my pack has been good about putting extra blankets on the couch so I can burrow under them. (They have been burrowing under, too!)
I'm glad to see that Pete looks fully recovered from his bicycle accident.
You take care of him, OK? And don't let him head north until next summer.
Your friend,
Isabella the Italian Greyhound

Oscar said...

My Dearest Isabella,

Although Pete looks OK, he still limps a bit in the evenings. He says he's just fine. I think he's a wimp.
Stay warm.

Wag wag, sniff sniff,

Oscar




mountainborn said...

Yo ! Oscar ma' Brotha' glad you have been in some warm weather. It's windy and dusty today here in Quartzsite. I'm still on our plan to splatter every post here in Q.
Hopin' to see ya' soon, yer' pal POCO.

Oscar said...

See ya At the Bluebonnet Casita rally, Poco.
Splat 'Em all!!

Anonymous said...

I travel with Rudy who looks like Oscar's long lost cousin. Please keep posting. I am enjoying your blog.

Morgan's Dad said...

We're quickly approaching the end of the year and it's a long time no see. Pete? Oscar? Anybody out there? Hope all is well.....

Slow Motion...always an adventure said...

We're also SOB's....Scamp...but would love to meet up with a bunch of other "eggs"...

Pete said...

FGRV.com is a great place to find out what is going on in the small fiberglass RV community. Here's a link to their upcoming rally page. See you at a rally!

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f57/