We drove 170 which follows along the Rio Grande River.
Journaling: First page- The Contrabando is a ghost town within the Big Bend Ranch State Park, 9.5 miles west of Lajitas, Texas on the Texas State Highway 170. The Contrabando consists of an original adobe building called 'La Casita' and several later additions that became part of the Contrabando during its use as a movie set. The movie set was constructed in 1985 for the Roy Clark film Uphill all the Way. The site has been used as a set for nine movies including John Sayles' 1996 movie Lone Star; as well as Dead Manís Walk (1996)and Streets of Laredo (1995), which were part of the Lonesome Dove miniseries based upon the novel by Larry McMurtry. Also appeared in Rio Diablo (1993), Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994), Journeyman (2000) and featured in the Brooks & Dunn music video for My Maria which won Music Video of the year in 1996.
Second page - In September 2008, heavy rains and flooding occurred in Ojinaga, Mexico. The rain, and the ensuing release of water from local flood control structures, caused widespread flooding, and resulted in damage to the movie set buildings at the Contrabando. The original Casita was not damaged. In 2015, the buildings, except for the Casita, were removed for safety reasons.
pps - WRMK, gcd; stickers - MME, Simple Stories, Paper Studio; stamps- my own made from cork and TPC Studio, ink - TH, brads - stash; cs - Bazzill