Chisos Mountains Lodge
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OK, so I've been wondering why Fat Stanley was so excited about visiting Big Bend National Park. Can you believe it? He thought I was saying Pig Pen National Park! As my granddaughter, Emily, says, "Silly Piggy"!
The time zone change yesterday affected me a bit, so we weren't up and on our way until about 8:45 this morning. We headed south …
... we did. We set off early because the Park was 3 hours away, which sounds like a long way, but on trips like this, it is the journey that is important, and we knew we would see lots of beautiful scenery on the way.
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, two pronghorn antelopes ran in front of us and we hit one of them. Fortunately for us, Fred was driving and ...
It was finally time to go to Big Bend National Park. I think I was more gungho about coming here then Chris because I had done so much reading about how great and beautiful a place it was. We drove from Del Rio to Marathon, the last town before entering the park. There was a gas station there so we filled up and a little Mexican restaurant. We got some great nachos and something I will call Mexican pizza pockets. It was delicious and very authentic. We went on our way ...
In some ways, Big Bend was the jewel of the journey; though we'd heard of it, none of us had ever been there. In fact, this was also the case for many of the Texans with whom we spoke. Big Bend is legendary for its rugged beauty, but its remote location makes it more than a bit challenging to reach. In the southwest corner of Texas, it encompasses the Chihuahuan desert while also offering trails through magnificent canyons along the Rio Grande forging ...
... with a more of a rustic look. After one day of walking up and down them I am slightly blown away that I am still in Texas. The drive here went as well as driving a motorcycle across Texas in the hard sun could have. I broke it up into 2 half days and slept, or at least tried to sleep along a dirt road about a mile off I-10. I say tried to sleep because my sleeping pad flew off the back of my bike at some point early on in the trip and I hardly got more ...