Tuesday, November 5, 2013

¡Viva Terlingua!

We left this past Saturday morning for the International Chili Cookoff in Terlingua.

We stopped at one of the many cotton patches on the way and I got to pick some cotton. It was surprisingly soft! :)

Once we arrived the drinking began...

We visited the old Terlingua cemetery which was really neat to see. There were really old graves, and the dia de los muertos celebration was held the night before - so there were all kinds of candles and decorations hung up. The little kids each colored a paper plate and decorated the outer portion with flowers. People left all kinds of things like skull heads, pan de dulces, and pictures. There were even childrens cowboy boots and a dog collar with a picture of a woman and her dog set out. It was touching to see how they honored those who had passed. 

We grilled for dinner, and walked to the main stage to catch some of the winners being announced. It was a crazy night - with half naked women showing their breasts for beads, riding around in 4 wheelers and golf carts, and a party bus blaring music that we hopped on, dancing the night away. They also had a band that was playing, where lots of people were two stepping and enjoying themselves. 

There were a ton of people!

We slept on the air mattress under the night sky, to wake up to a complete double rainbow.

It was an awesome weekend.

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