Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big Bend National Park, TX

We saw one of the most awe inspiring sights today we have ever seen - Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas. A million acres of raw, brutal beauty. We left at about 10:00 this morning and returned at 7:00 tonight and only scratched the surface of this magnificent park. We first had to wake Sunny up from her favorite perch on the couch and then out to the community outhouse on wheels for the humans in the RV park and a palm tree for the dogs. They think of everything in Texas! The drive just to get to the park was 40 miles through such beautiful mountains and high desert that, by the time we reached the park, we were just about out of "Oohs" and "Aahs!" Part way into the park we saw a rock formation that sure looks like Ally Oop. The canyons, mountain ranges and dry river beds are awesome. There were former volcanos and around them were piles of volcanic ash. Santa Elena Canyon is a passage through massive walls of rock. Through this passage passes the Rio Grande River so the super high walls that we see are in Mexico and we are on the American side. We have seen what we learned to be Prickly Pears, a rounded leaf form of cactus in Texas and they have been green. Here they are also yellow and purple. Some of the mountains were almost 8,000 feet high. As we left the park, we saw many deer and several wild boars. The wildlife is all over wherever we are - wonderful! We saw a beautiful sunset and got the best shot just after sundown out the rear window of our Montana. Thank you God for this truly beautiful day!

1 comment:

Ron and Thelma said...

Glad you are having such a great time the scenery is beautiful. Sunny seems to be enjoying herself. We are moving to Florida tomorrow.