Well, the beeping mystery has been solved but the argument about what actually happened continues. Our sleeping duo was once again awoken at 6am by the sound of loud beeping. Neither knew that the clock that has hung on the wall for many years had an alarm function and it got set and that was the source of the beeping. The “discussion” centers on the how. Sharon swears she accidentally pushed a wrong button when she last set the clock a few days ago and that turned on the alarm. Stacy believes Sharon has perpetrated a most elaborate April Fool’s joke. That should be an end to the early morning wake-up calls.
Once again, we left about 9 the last to leave the park) and didn’t pull into Comfort until about 3. Each driver did two stints and that helped because it was a long drive today. The park is kind of nice with fairly wide sites that are easy to get into and out of. The road into the park is a bit strange but no real problems. Good place for $150/week.
We did most of the setting up and then lit out for the Ranch Hand store in Boerne that is 15 miles east. Because of emails exchanged a few weeks ago, Stacy expected to be able to order the grille guard and have it installed in a couple of days. Wrong! None in stock and they can’t get it until Friday and install it that afternoon. That will require staying here an extra day and not leaving until Saturday.
Excitement builds when we learned of a Chili Cook Off tomorrow!
WARNING – EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:
Stacy makes me do this and if it continues, I’ll quit – boring!
Comfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants, who were Freethinkers and abolitionists.. Ernst Hermann Altgelt, at the young age of 22, is credited with surveying and measuring the lots that would later be sold to the incoming German immigrants. He stayed and married Emma (Murck) Altgelt, and they raised their nine children in the township of Comfort. The first churches were not established in Comfort until 1900.
The downtown area is possibly one of the most well-preserved historic business districts in Texas. There are well over 100 structures in the area dating back to the 1800s, and seven of them were designed by the noted architect Alfred Giles.
Comfort is also known for a tragic event that took place during the Civil War. The Treue der Union Monument ("Loyalty to the Union") was dedicated in honor of 35 men who died at the Battle of the Nueces, which took place because they opposed the state's secession from the Union. The German settlers were killed on their way to Mexico during the Civil War. They were attacked by Confederate forces near Brackettville on August 10, 1862. The bodies were not buried and the bones were retrieved and placed here in 1865. The monument was erected in 1866.