The canyons just beyond the campground are filled with hiking trails. Nearly everyone uses those walking poles/sticks. Guess the poles & boots mean you are a serious hiker as opposed to us in our tennis shoes! So far, low tech has served us fine. It is fun to walk out the door & head right into the wild. Because it is not park land, Maggie is able to go on these trials. Fun for her to get out even if she does tire quickly.
Living more closely with our neighbors has turned out to be fun. People are friendly & relationships form quickly because we are all transient. An impromptu dinner invitation ended our day on a fun note. Two couples from Texas (who both have West Virginia ties) travel here frequently & know the local spots. The Starlight Theater in Terlingua is one of the most unusual places I have ever been. An old adobe building from the mining boon days was resurrected (sort of) & is now the local hot spot. Lots of dogs, young hiker/biker outdoor types & aging hippies all hanging out at the end of the day. Really fun & refreshing. Edward & I split an ”Axis” burger that came highly recommended. Well, turns out Axis is a deer that was imported from Europe years ago. It is always open season on them because they are fierce competitors on very limited grasslands. Glad I found out after I ordered. The burger was great!
The night time skies are amazingly clear. The constellations pop making it easy to be a stargazer. It is a big universe we are traveling through & we are happy to be here.