We were moving kind of slowly and didn’t make it all the way to the park, but we saw a couple of interesting things, today.
I had read about the Terlingua ghost town and it was just a few miles from the RV park. Terlingua was established in 1903 when mercury mining production began in the region. There are now remnants of old stone houses and a few touristy things in the town, but just down the hill there is an interesting graveyard which also began in 1903 when miners began to succumb to mining accidents. Beyond mining fatalities, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 helped fill the graveyard. There is one grave with a hobbit theme. I saw another with a three foot statue of a Tyrannosaurus. I thought, sadly, that it must be a child’s grave. I looked at the dates and the man was seventy-eight.
Truthfully…I’ve never seen a more interesting cemetary. It made me think of the song the link below will take you to. You can listen to it and view the pictures below.
Here you go…
I spent part of the afternoon trying to figure out how to take a selfie that doesn’t make the words on my shirt look backwards.
Hey! I did it! Guess where I am.
I had to stop doing fun things for the afternoon and do 8 loads of laundry. I washed EVERYTHING!
Tomorrow morning we’re going to see Santa Elena Canyon. I read the canyon walls are 1500 feet high above the Rio Grand River.
Kip volunteered to do the yard work.