Friday, November 29, 2013

Del Rio, Texas

We drove to Del Rio today. We stopped for groceries as soon as we got into town as we had not shopped for a few days and were running low on some things. The only large grocery store we could easily find was WalMart so that was where we went. It was 4:00 when we finished and we considered just staying where we were for the night but it was Black Friday and the parking lot was busy and a DJ was pounding out "musica" outside the building so we went to a nearby Passport America park. It is not all that nice, being mainly used by monthly clients. Perhaps the name "Buzzard's Roost" should have warned us. Someone had parked their pickup in our assigned spot and the manager had to go find them to have them move. That started an argument complete with racial slurs until the offender put his beer down long enough to move his truck.

We are surrounded by trees so StarChoice is not an option. Luckily there is cable here and after adding my 24 dB amplifier to the line, we are getting lots of channels. We considered staying two nights but the argument next door is getting louder so I think we will move on in the morning. Tonight we will watch TV loud enough to block out the voices next door.

Del Rio UFO Crash - 1955

In 1955, Colonel Robert B. Willingham, US Air Force spotted and briefly followed a UFO on the USA – Mexico border near Del Rio, TX. His report says the craft was flying erratically and wobbling before it crashed into the Mexican bank of the Rio Grande River directly across from Langtry. It is a very interesting story that can be read here

He and another flier returned to the scene in a small aircraft and landed. He was only allowed a brief glimpse inside the craft before being ordered away by Mexican Army personnel who were guarding the area before turning it over to USA forces. He says he saw three bodies inside. The (now 84 year old) retired aviator said the beings he saw fit the common description of UFO occupants with large heads, slit-like mouths, and arms "like broomsticks”. They did not appear to be wearing any clothing. 



  1. We like Del Rio, at least Lake Amistad. 4 dollars a day, primitive, and very very quiet. I stayed at Buzzard's Roost years ago. I know what you mean.

  2. There is a Home Depot in Del Rio I see - just sayin'......

  3. Interesting story on the UFO. Thanks for the link. Hey, maybe they are in the next trailer to you?

  4. Interesting UFO story. Those loudmouthed and racially slurred goons need to be whisked away by some alien force. Too bad for the inconsiderate loudness.

    1. One can only wish! We left this morning before they were out of bed.

  5. Welcome to Texas. I would not go there by choice.

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