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Travel Blogs from Bandera
... It's only right. Right?
The forecast says it's supposed to reach eighty two today. We'll wait on that.
We have been blessed to see a few hummingbirds visit the tiny feeder we hang on Shorty's dining room window. I've seen a couple of Anna's and a black-throated one or two. The bird feeder is holding it's own on the table under our Ramada. The seed that fell on the table is probably in another county/country by ...
... Bass, a local variety. Lynn spotted one nice one just below one of the dams. These dams are unique to us. They are concrete, with passages through the dam. They're more like dam/bridges and allow large flows of water to pass over the bridge. In lower flows, like today, the passages easily handle the flow.
We did the Maple Trail and returned by way of the East Trail. Then we went a short ways on another ...
... to some 2200' above sea-level
millions of years ago. A little higher than Laredo's 438' elevation
along the upper valley, but nothing to compare with Big Bend topping
out at 7825'! The elevation here is enough to change everything. The
only true desert plant I have seen here is the prickly pear cactus
and it shows no sign of flower nor bud at this time. The 2200 acre
(yes, equal to it's elevation) park is known for the ...
We ran into a snag called spring break while trying to live on a whim. Gary did some great sleuthing to come up with places to stay for the next week or so as everything, I mean everything was booked solid.
We had wanted to go through Marfa, no way Jose on that one, but the change of plans is working to our benefit.
We are ...
... of the most amazing lightening storms I've see for a while and our screams could probably be heard for miles around when a lighting fork struck close to our house.
Despite all of these great activities, this stay will be remembered for our rain-off marathon game of Texasopoly. played over 3 days we clocked up about 12 hours of playing time, it came some to a close game between Col and Macca at the end and Col (the Mexican) came out on top.
We also learnt to dance ...