Our final stop in Texas was 30 miles northeast of El Paso, at Hueco Tanks State Park. We came here after being intrigued by Eric and Laurel’s repeat visits to the area. We had to see it for ourselves! So, what’s wonderfully unusual and appealing about this 850-acre park?
From Fredericksburg to the western state border in El Paso is about 590 miles, and because we didn’t want to rush our way across Texas we selected five stops before leaving the state. On these layovers we explored a cavern, hiked a mountain at a National Park, had a total surprise meet up with new friends, and enjoyed an unplanned […]
Hooray, a milestone for us – this is our 500th post! Have we really published that many stories? It’s hard to believe, and we’re so happy to memorialize and share our travels with you, our readers and followers. We thank you for jamming on down the road with us! In real time we’re in Tucson, AZ, enjoying gorgeous 90º weather […]
Did I get your attention? I’m talking about birdie love, of course, and we got an eyeful on this stop! If you’re a birder, bird watcher/photographer or a nature enthusiast read on, because that’s what this post is all about.
Once out of New Mexico we hastened our pace, stopping only 2-3 days at each destination. They were large cities where we initially didn’t have a lot of activities planned, and the relentless severe weather was seemingly following us across the nation. But as we moved along, each of our stops had things to see and do, which we were […]
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 of the beautiful Davis Mountains, with the historic town of Fort Davis only 4 miles away. The total absence of internet and phone connectivity, along with many days of nice […]
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 mountain or a flower-covered field while capturing its beauty with strokes of their paint brushes.
Our final fun-filled outings at Big Bend Ranch State Park put a cap on our wonderful time in the Big Bend area.
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 had to make reservations well in advance since spring break was underway during our visit.