Tuesday 7 p.m.
Today was “laid back” day. I took a nap after breakfast. Called a local friend and arranged to go out to her place on Terlingua Creek. She and I had a good visit which continued over lunch with Johnny at the Chilli [sic] Pepper Cafe. Of course I had the chalupas. I DID try the taco salad there on Saturday night and while it was extremely good, the chalupas are still my fav. I think it's the grease, or maybe the guacamole.
After we parted company, Johnny and I moseyed over to the Ghost Town Trading Post. I got a cutey shot glass with a saguaro cactus inside, a box of cards, three stunning area photo cards and 4 postcards. I also bought a book on xeriscaping. I'm hoping I can actually USE the plans. I have a tendency to buy gardening books and cookbooks and then never use the info inside. Johnny got the second book by Joaquin Jackson. It's about being a Texas Range in West Texas.
Then we bought a couple of beers and went out on the porch. [If I can get my stoopid camera to download, I'll post the pics of the porch.] It rained this afternoon, but the porch roof is so deep, we didn't get wet. Well, at least not until I went over to the edge and stuck first one foot and then the other out into the rain stream.
This was my first experience actually seein' rain in the desert. The sun kept shining most of the time it was falling. Johnny said it looked like diamonds falling from the sky.
We stayed on the porch a few hours, visitin' and readin'. I wrote some cards. Mostly I was describing how magnificent it is out here in an attempt to cajole the recipients into comin' along on our next trip.
I have to get packed up tonight because we're leavin' early in the mornin' to go home. I always wish I could have just one more day. Maybe next trip.