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Posted by nbdog in Uncategorized on 29-Jan-2017
On Sunday morning we had an early breakfast with Lisa and Zyg, then headed west from Lajitas through Big Bend Ranch State Park, taking in some final glorious views of the Rio Grande River.
As we sat down for dinner to wrap up our Big Bend adventure, we were treated to a really beautiful sunset.
Southeast Side of Big Bend
Today we drove Route 12 south east toward Rio Grande Village. It was another perfect day: calm and clear with very few visitors. Along the way we were treated to this lovely vista of Mexico’s Maderas del Carmen mountains on the east side of the Rio Grande river.
Full Day at Big Bend
Posted by nbdog in Travel, Uncategorized on 27-Jan-2017
We joined up with Lisa and Zyg yesterday afternoon and we all headed out for a the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, the best known route through Big Bend. The road includes numerous memorable vistas and ends at the iconic Santa Elena Canyon where the Rio Grande River passes between 1,000-foot canyon walls.
We had time to visit one of the Park’s famous vistas: “The Window” at Chisos Basin. It’s a grand view to the west into the Rio Grande River valley; and, a nice spot for lunch as it turned out.
We had a nice surprise upon entering Big Bend. The Park had just a few weeks earlier opened a very cool dinosaur exhibit that I had not discovered in any of my trip planning work. There were wonderful replicas of dinosaur fossils and excellent commentaries too. I couldn’t resist hamming it up with this Deinosuchus skull.
Heading to Big Bend
Today’s route took us from Fort Stockton to the north entrance of Big Bend National Park. It was a very tranquil drive with nearly no traffic and lovely overcast skies.
At the Salt Lick
One of the required stops any time we’re near Austin, TX is a meal at the famous Salt Lick BBQ. Here’s a snap of Trisha and me eyeing the grill: