Here are a few photos to see the country and what we are doing.
Here we are in Marathon taken by a fellow who was running the half marathon. He and his wife were from San Antonio, TX. We drink a quart of Gatorade whenever we get close to a place that sells it to replace those electrolytes and fluids.We see a lot of ranch signs like this along the way. Some are really original names and others reflect the Spanish influence. Most of the ranches are 25-50,000 acres in size. It takes a lot of land to support a cow here. (this is for you, Lupita)
A little bit about Sanderson, Texas, in Terrell County. It is located about half way between El Paso and San Antonio on highway 90. The closest stop light from here is 65 miles. It is a town of approximately 800 people with 140 kids in school from K through High School. The average rainfall is 13 inches. This past July it rained 11 inches in one week! Terrell County is the 10th largest county in Texas with a land mass of 2300 square miles (about the size of Rhode Island ) and has 2.3 square miles of land for each local citizen. It is nestled in a canyon surrounded by low mountains and as the locals say, the sunsets are beautiful with no two of them looking the same. The county is bordered by 56 miles of the Rio Grande to the south, with Mexico on the other side of the river. Sanderson is the Cactus Capital of Texas. We understand the real estate is quite reasonable for anyone wanting to relocate here.
Bill and Ann, hopefully on the road again..........