"The Gate" Batesville, Texas 44 degrees and partly cloudy to 53 degrees and partly sunny.
|Workover rig in place|
We were in that camp for six nights (Sept 25 - 30) waiting for this gate and finding our way around the area, nothing is close by. Wide open space between towns or shopping twenty to fifty miles one way. I drive thirty-four miles one-way to Pearsall for grocery shopping from this gate, while shopping in Dilly is ten or twelve miles closer the selection, what is available and price is better in Pearsall. If we want the Walmart supercenter that would be a different direction in Uvalde, Texas almost fifty miles from this gate. Even the grocery store in Uvalde is larger.
Here at this gate we are six point eight miles from the paved road on caliche dirt road. When there is no rain there is dust that coats the car and when there is rain the road turns to mud and the collects on the car all over. Even the fogy Monday I went to Cotulla for a meeting (forty-seven miles one-way) the mud collected just not a thick layer.