Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The high point shown above is El Capitan seen from miles away. Sunday, April 30, 2017 As we drove Texas Highway 54 heading northwest, I saw a great example of the mountains we’ve seen to date between Big Bend National Park … Continue reading

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Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ …. Keep Yourself Alert …. Drive On

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Spent the afternoon driving toward Van Horn, Texas, next to the Texas / New Mexico state lines. It was cloudy and slightly foggy.  The road and yellowish fields blended into the fog surrounded mountains in the … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park – Day 2

Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas – The road winds across the desert to the Rio Grande where the river comes out of the Santa Elena Canyon. Friday, April 28, 2017 We drove down into the Chisos … Continue reading

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Float the River, Explore the Desert, Hike the Mountains

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (Temperature reached 104° but low humidity) We started off by taking a photo of the Big Bend sign just outside the park entrance.  While we were parked a group of twenty motorcyclist rode by.  Big mistake.  … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park

Our WOW Moment After Miles of Fields Wednesday, April 26, 2017 We drove west along the southern edge of Texas to Big Bend National Park.  It was a long travel day on two lane roads with few towns.  Speed limit was … Continue reading

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Mission, Texas and on to Laredo, Texas

Fiona Garcia and her boyfriend Nestor Ugarte We left the campground and headed to Mission, Texas where we met up with our great-niece Fiona Garcia and her boyfriend Nestor Ugarte for lunch.  We truly appreciated them taking the time out … Continue reading

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South Padre Island, Texas

Our cottage at the KOA South Padre Island, Texas Saturday, April 22, 2017 South of Houston we saw fields upon fields, not much housing but rather agricultural in nature and toward the coast we started seeing stubby cactus mixed among … Continue reading

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