The owners were Mexican and they had this Mexican restaurant called Tivo´s place. We tried the food there one evening but honestly it was not that great. We were the only guests at the restaurant that night and we could hear a lot going on in the microwave and less going on in the kitchen.
There was a pool but it did not look like anyone had used it in a long time. It did not feel like the place where I wanted to swim or hang around. Well we were not here to lie around a pool or hang around a motel room, we just needed a clean bed to sleep in and that is what we got. We were here to spend time in Big Bend.
Terlingua is a old former mining town where they once mined for mercury in the 1930:ties. The town is today claiming to be a ghost town. At leas the old part of the small town has big sign saying Ghost Town and so on but I would say it is a fake ghost town.
There was only one house that was a true ghost town house and it was this one. The rest of them had people living in them even if they were falling apart. For all I know one house does not make one town. We were quite dissapointed in our ghost town experience that we got here.
We drove around town and at first glance there appeared to be several houses that were abandoned and it looked very much like a ghost town but when approaching and getting closer there were cars parked by these houses and signs saying "private property, keep out". Even if they were missing a roof or falling apart there were all kinds of poor hippies and wetbacks living here.
Some of the former ghost town houses had even been fixed up like this place. If you click on this picture you can read the sign that says Cafe and internet. One of the good things is that now days there is practically internet and wifi everywhere. Even our motel above had it. Great for me that tried to keep up with the blog as we traveled around.
The Terlingua church was kind of cute. I think it was the old original church building only they seemed to have put in new windows. But for the ones going to Terlingua because they expect to find a ghost town - people don't bother because this is not a ghost town. Me and C joked about this and every time we passed a single abandoned house that was falling apart we would call out to each other " look - a ghost town!"