Tuesday, March 6, 2018

fans from the UK

It just so happens that a new fan from England was already planning a trip to Terlingua when the new Ben Fogle episode on The Field Lab aired in the UK.  She connected with me on Facebook and stopped by for a visit today - and brought me some English snacks and a set of tea towels for my bread baking experiments.  She was out with one of her sons to track down a piece of property she bought out here 14 years ago (sight unseen off the internet).  Turns out her 20 acres is land locked on a section of the ranch that has no direct road access...but at least she owns a little chunk of Texas.  Ben approved of their visit.  64,75,34,0,B

9 comments:

Rita B. said...

20 acres bought 14 years ago and it's landlocked. Hope the land has appreciated enough should she sell. Maybe she could paraglide in and out of her property, which might be less frustrating than trying to get a road built. Good luck to her. Hope she somehow got to visit her property and totally enjoyed her visit to TFL, meeting Big Ben, and seeing our beautiful West Texas skies. I've always loved seeing the lit Pegasus above Terlingua at night.

Margery Bills said...

Adventurous. I hope they also visited Big Bend National or State Parks.

Margery Bills said...

When I stayed at Big Bend, I met an older, very nice man from England.

Margery Bills said...

Big Bend is the least visited National Park in the U.S. The lodge was nice. I camped out with my pets.

Margery Bills said...

Big Bend has wonderful literature about this area. A day trip would be nice. Then there is the observatory at Ft. Davis.

Ronald Mahan said...

And just out of Fort Davis - there is the wonderful Indian Lodge Park. Built by the CCC during the Great Depression. Nice place to visit & spend a night! Lots cooler there than further south and they have a cool swimming pool!

Larry G said...

I did not think landlocked parcels could be legally sold... you have to have an easement - at least in Virginia.

Judy said...

Larry, easements is one of the questions you should investigate before buying land (a lot of states don't guarantee one). Another one is, who owns the mineral and water rights under that piece of dirt you are looking at? Then building codes or the lack thereof.

WhyR said...

Buying land, in another country, without SEEING it? Maybe England has fewer con men. We got lots. One in the White House.