@Jimbo, thanks but no grandchildren so .......
Re:Terlingua, I forgot to memtion that the town voted for a goat as mayor and he won and later when he passed they voted in another goat to replace him. Not surprisingly the goats were beer drinkers. No, really. The Honorable Clay Henry was stuffed and resides in the Starlight Theatre where we ate. His head and neck stretched towards the stars with a beer bottle in his mouth.
The cemetary was pretty cool looking. Mostly crosses made of two sticks tied together though there were a few small traditional looking stones too. It is still accepting bodies but it goes back to the mercury mining days.
We pulled into Marfa, TX around noon. Besides being a quirky art town (we're a drinking town with an art problem) it is known for the mysterious lights https://www.livescience.com/37579-what- ... texas.html
We wandered around town on foot as everything is probably within a half a mile of the hotel. We are at the Hotel Paisano which hosted Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor and maybe a few others when they made the movie Giant here in 1955. They have large prints of b&w photos all over the hotel which are cool. Interesting to see Liz in mud caked boots.
We visited a coffee house that also serves cocktails and are having an open house for local artists today so we may drop buy after dinner. After a cappuccino we looked around the neighborhood and then returned for a shot of Mezcal and Soto, the latter is another beverage made from a cactus I wasn't familiar with. It was smokier than the Mezcal. We're plannng on drivIng a little ways out of town after dinner for the lights. Hopefully they will show themselves. There's a wedding party tonight at the hotel restaurant so we can't eat there tonight but there's a Mediterranean place less than a block away.
I apologize for not being able to post images as it would help illustrate some things so you'll have to use your imagination. This part of Texas is a trip. It seems like the weirdness of Austin moved west.
Edit: @Flower We're getting along great but wondered how it would go as we've probably never been together this much without a break ever.