-- Danny suggested that they went west, making a vague reference to the landscape that sounds more like West Texas than East Texas. Gordon made a reference to "Louisiana" this morning, but this was an obvious Gordon misdirection play (lie).
-- Junior made a reference to a 7:32 sunrise. Sunrise this morning in Mineral Wells is at 7:32. Mingus is south of Mineral Wells and just slightly west. When I go to http://www.weather.com/, I see that sunrise in Mingus is also stated to be 7:32.
-- The temperature in Mingus this morning is in the mid-to-low forties.
-- Mike R let slip that there was a bar in town starting with "Mule." There is a "Mule Lip Bar" in Mingus.
-- Mingus is a few miles from a major lake, the Palo Pinto Creek Reservoir. Now, there are lots of lakes in this area of Texas -- however, if I'm recalling correctly, PPCR adjoins the 7R Ranch development, for which Gordon Keith used to do commercials and might have had, as Danny might say, "a good in" with them.
There is also a Lake Mingus just north of town, which might be a better guess, because this morning someone wasn't sure whether the lights in the east was the town or the sunrise. This indicates that there is a town east of the camp. The town in question might be Gordon, which is to the east of Lake Mingus, and somewhat larger than Mingus. So I'm going to give Lake Mingus the edge.
|Gratuitous Ticket Campout Woman Photo|
Therefore, I conclude that the campout is somewhere near the shores of Lake Mingus, or possibly the Palo Pinto Creek Reservoir, in any event not far from Mingus.
Please do not hassle them.
WAIT -- They're talking about where they are. Junior named several lakes that they're NOT near, and none of them was PPCR. So I'm in the running.
I had some more quick hits but I'll let this one simmer a bit.