Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Old West Lives On

During our one hour trip from Big Bend to Study Butte, I stopped to try a landscape stitch picture. Scenery was great but I didn't like the way the shot came out.

Stopped for another picture.
We made it to Study Butte and set-up at the local campground. There are stables next door and Joyce was planning on doing the two hour sunset ride but when she went to sign up, she was told that they were sold out for the day. Now sold out meant that they filled their quota of six riders. Needless to say, Joyce was a bit disappointed again. This is the second time she has tried to go riding and had no luck.
It was only about 1:00 so we headed out to check out the rest of the two towns of Study Butte, and Terlingua.
Note the dish on the roof.
Believe it or not, this is a private residents just out of town 1/8 of a mile.
Snack Shack in town
Check out the sign above my head.
This sign was on the road leading to the picture below.
Looks like the Dead End Kids have an antenna in the middle of the house.
Study Butte Town Church
One of the vacant buildings in town.
The towns of Study Butte and Terlingua, are sister towns and it is difficult to figure out where one town ends and the other begins
Terlingua Cemetery
This is an old western cemetery
No visible names on a lot of the graves.
Joyce looking around.
We then took a short ride to the town of Lajitas which is really a tourist resort that doesn't seem to be doing anything. A Houston entrepreneur Walter M. Mischer, of Mischer Corporation; purchased part of the town and began development and restoration of the community in 1976, under the name of the corporation's subsidiary, Arrow Development Company. Well here it is 30 years later and I can see that a lot of money was spent but there wasn't but a few people staying at the resort.
When it comes to doing the blog, it isn't just upload pictures and do a little text from the comfort of the motorhome. While camped in Big Bend, this is what we had to do... Drive three miles, go through a tunnel, and up this dirt rode to the top of the hill.
And this is the only way I could post the Blog and it was slow. I did get a chance to work on my tan, man the sacrifices some of must make..
And it's the only place to get a cell signal with a great view, so Joyce could check in with friends and family.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Would you like tourists driving into your neighborhood, taking pictures of your home and posting them on the internet with snarky comments? (an antenna!) That "Private Residences!" sign is there for a reason. I live past that sign (although my place is not pictured) and I don't think it's unreasonable to expect folks to respect my privacy the way they expect people to respect their own.

Thanks for the chance to comment, and no hard feelings, but I do think it's especially important for travelers to keep the Golden Rule in mind.

Paul and Joyce said...

Scott,
Thank you for your comment and I am sorry if I offended you or anyone else. The building in question was pictured on tourist infomation that we received from the state. The building was apparently an old hotel in it's day. It looked to us like some kids had put up the "Dead End Kids" sign, and it does seem as though there is a large antenna coming out of the center of the building. It's sad to see an historical site defaced as it was.
Thanks, Paul!