In Manuel Benavides, Mexico (San Carlos, Mexico) there is an oasis less than an hour’s drive from Presidio, Tx. called Casa la Gloria. I recommend it. Highly.
Reservations are required. Contact Gloria Page: 432-294-4137 (US cell phone) or book through Far Flung Adventures: 800-839-7238. Tell them “Pat sent you.” Maybe she’ll throw a free stay my way. I just got home and I’m ready to go back!
To get there, stay on “Main Street” (avenue Libre Commercia) in Ojinaga- that’s Hwy 67, the highway to Camargo.
About 20 miles outside OJ, take a left on Hwy 200 – it’s clearly marked. You just have to remember that San Carlos’ “real” name is Manuel Benavides. Thirty miles later, you’re in San Carlos. Go over the bridge, take a right just past the first liquor store, go up the dirt road, look for the sign.
If you’re curious about Ojinaga, safety in Mexico, etc., you might want to read my previous blog post HERE.
Bed and Breakfast in San Carlos (Manuel Benavides)
From Terlingua to Ojinaga is a 62 mile drive across some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas.
Ojinaga sits just across the Rio Grande from Presidio, Texas. The drive itself is a destination – people come from all over the world to drive River Road. At the end of the drive is an adventure and really good food.
I think this was the 4th year that Terlingua has celebrated ” Voices From Both Sides.” For the last two years I arrived early, helped set up the sound system, and, with Trevor Hickle, sat behind the sound board in the sun.
The first year it was mostly a local event. This year national and International TV and news outlets attended and people flocked from all over. For pictures of this year’s celebration slip over to Google or Facebook and do a search- there were lots of great photographers in attendance.
I sat on the porch talking with some other locals and waited patiently. Sure enough, as the sun started to set the party moved to the porch. Guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, a viola (not a fiddle!) and voices melded into a magical impromptu performance. Continue reading The Porch After Voices From Both Sides 2016→
Sometimes May can be the hottest month of the year. Not this year. Right now, it’s 69F at noon and tonight will fall to the 50’s.
In the summer, the crowds thin out. Some river guides move to places that are “in season” in the summer. Some locals migrate to their summer homes in Colorado, New Mexico – anywhere that’s cooler than here.
The music continues. The Boathouse is still down for the count, but the Starlight Theatre and La Kiva have picked up the slack.
And then there’s the porch. Between the Starlight Theatre and the Terlingua Trading Post there is a covered cowboy porch, with benches against the wall.
It’s 2016. The history of the building we know as the Boathouse in Terlingua starts in 1981, There have been a lot of changes there during its 35 year life.
Since I’m a relative newcomer to the area- I bought my property 10 years ago and have lived here full-time for just 3 years – I asked Mike Davidson, who’s owned that property since the early 80’s, to write a “history of the Boathouse” for us- it’s included at the end of this blog post. Continue reading Changes at the Boathouse→
Last night was “opening night” for the Terlingua Las Minute Low Budget Production of Reefer Madness.
There was a reception starting an hour before show time- punch, cookies, chips, jalapeno gluten free rice flour munchies, and- of course- brownies. Given the subject matter of the play, I was wondering… but, no.
This was my first experience with LMLB productions and I was very impressed. The theater is intimate and comfortable, sight-lines are fine, the sound and lighting was professional and the show rocked.
The only problem I can foresee is that they’re gonna need a bigger building fairly quickly- last night was standing room only.
I’m not going to say much about the play except GO SEE IT! It’s funny, cute, and light… until it becomes surprisingly dramatic.
Dr. Carroll, Mrs. Lane, Detective, Policeman, Bailiff, Lawyer, D.A., and Judge- Billy Miller
Carolyn Wonderland, Butch and Rory Hancock, Alan Munde, Jitterbug Vipers, Ghosts Along the Brazos… and more!
Slim would’a had fun…
Actually, Doug Moreland did a chainsaw sculpture of Slim that hung out on the stage during the festival…
Jeffro Greasewood, the former promoter of Rice Fest in Fischer, Texas, showed how a music festival is supposed to be done. He had a lot of help, most notably from David Crum who provided the big tents, helped set them up, and did some major landscaping to prepare for the show.
What: SlimFest oNe – a celebration of the world’s most dangerous guitar player featuring magical jam sessions and performances from Butch and Rory Hancock, Carolyn Wonderland, Jitterbug Vipers, Ghost Along the Brazos, Alan Munde and more.