Ernesto Aguilar is the owner of one of two gas stations at the turn off to Big Bend National Park on the outskirts of Marathon, Texas. His brother owns the other one. ha ha! Actually, his brother- who I only know as "Six Toes" told me his son runs it now. I met Ernesto on my first trip through the region I would eventually call home, and he was as inviting and polite then as he's been since he's gotten to know me a little. He was born and raised in the small community of Marathon.