It has been 13 months and more since I found myself stranded, for want of a better word, in these inhospitable climes.

If I had not made the acquaintance of some natives I surely would have died, such is the disagreeable nature of the temperature, winds, dust and lack of potable water. Indeed, most water is of such a noxious character that many denizens seem to survive purely on beer, the variance of which is quite astounding.

But beer, sadly, is not enough sustenance, and I endeavored to find some victuals for surely I might starve otherwise. There are but two taverns in this town and one is shuttered because of the scourge that grips our nation. The solitary tavern still plying its trade is a melancholy affair.

Where I Live

Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. It is located near the Rio Grande and the villages of Lajitas and Study Butte, Texas, as well as the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

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