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We ended up in Camp Wood, a small community on the SE corner of the Sisters that is part of the Edwards Plateau. Camp Wood was a military outpost in the 1800’s and has two other claims to fame. In 1924, Charles Lindeburgh and an assistant had to emergency land his plane in a nearby ranchers field due to low fuel. They partially refueled and attempted a take-off, but the field was too soft to handle the load. So they unloaded all the luggage and Lindeburg, and the assistant was able to land just south of town on a gravel road which was the major road to Uvalde in the day (now TX-55). They refueled again and attempted a take-off, only to clip a telephone pole and crashed into the town’s hardware store. It took a few weeks to get the repair part shipped-in and they were finally able to fly-out.
The second claim to fame is a little more macabre. Remember the most hated woman in America, Madalyn Murray O’Hair? Ms. O’Hair was an atheist and filed federal lawsuits to have school prayer removed from public schools. Yeah, well in 1995, she, her son, and her granddaughter were kidnapped and later murdered. Their dismembered bodies were found stuffed into 55-gallon barrels just south of Camp Wood...about a mile south of where we enjoyed BBQ today. Today, Camp Wood is a quiet, peaceful where people move to be forgotten.
Heading south on TX-55, we turned west on the Twisted Stepsister, RR-334. Not much exciting about this road except is passes by some of the largest ranches in Texas...we’re talking THOUSANDS of acres. If we had more time and a lot more $$, we would have stopped and driven some BIG military equipment at DriveTanks. The closer to the border we rode, the more U.S. Border Patrol presence we saw. We ended the day in Del Rio, a mere four miles from the US/Mexico border.
We enjoyed happy hour by the pool and a fantastic authentic Mexican food dinner.
Tomorrow, lots of miles, two border patrol check points, and Big Bend National Park...