Category Archive: Texas

Our final days in Texas – the Davis Mountains

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After gazing into the night sky and peering through telescopes while star-partying, it was time to come back to earth and move on.  Our home base at Davis Mountains State Park was nestled in the foothills… Continue reading

Now showing: The Sun, Moon, and the Planets – Davis Mountains, Texas

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Leaving Big Bend behind and heading north on FM118, we continued to enjoy the beautiful scenery that far-west Texas is proud of.  So beautiful, that on this day we saw several aspiring artists facing either a… Continue reading

Driving and Flying Big Bend Ranch State Park

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Our final fun-filled outings at Big Bend Ranch State Park put a cap on our wonderful time in the Big Bend area. Staying on the west side of the Big Bend area at BJ’s RV Park, we… Continue reading

Paddling the Rio Grande at Big Bend NP

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Having driven and hiked around Big Bend NP,  we added another layer of adventure – floating down the Rio Grande.  This was a full day canyon float with Big Bend River Tours, and we… Continue reading

Hitting the trails at Big Bend NP

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Seeing Big Bend National Park by car gave us some broad impressions, but it wasn’t until we pulled on our hiking boots and followed some trails that we could really let the beautiful surroundings engulf us.… Continue reading

Remote, Rugged and Wild – Big Bend National Park

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I can see now why Big Bend National Park is the least-visited national park. Coming here is not just a casual stop along the route to lots of other places; it’s remote location… Continue reading

A Sneak Preview of Big Bend National Park

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Leaving the Texas Canyons Behind Before exiting Seminole Canyon State Park, we made a quick stop just up the road at awe-inspiring Pecos Canyon.  This canyon was formed by the Pecos River, which flows from… Continue reading

A journey back in time – Seminole Canyon SP, Comstock, TX

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What we saw while driving northwest along US-90 towards Seminole Canyon State Historical Park was flat wilderness – all the way to the horizon in every direction.  I’ve heard a lot about boring drives through Texas,… Continue reading

Can spring be far away? – Lake Casa Blanca SP, Laredo, TX

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We arrived at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park  Laredo, Texas in anticipation of great outdoor fun.  But as has often been the case for us recently, expectations didn’t mesh with reality. Gloomy, dreary and wet days… Continue reading

Where to in 2015?

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After staying a month in Mission, Texas we were itching to get moving again – that’s really longer than we like to sit in one spot, even if the birding was world-class.  Virtually so far… Continue reading