Was a great day to fire up the grill and smoke a pork loin.
As we headed home the sky in the park was wonderful. The mountains never looked better. What a perfect day. These where all taken on Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.
Late afternoon the sky turned cloudy making the deep blue much paler. We had a great day, the weather was warm, and the mountains were putting on a show. It was beautiful!!
We finally made it down to Santa Elena Canyon. This is a must see on any visit to the Big Bend. The pictures tell the story.
This is one of the best areas of the Big Bend. Take the Ross Maxwell Scenic drive down here for the best scenery.
How about Bluebonnets in early February? We saw several along the roads and then we spotted these at Santa Elena Canyon. There were a few more but just not in full bloom yet.
We stopped off at Castolon and visited the La Harmonia store. Lots of history-read more about it HERE
Took a trip down South yesterday and on our way to Santa Elena Canyon we stopped off at Study Butte and Terlingua. Lots of interesting things to see in Terlingua.
Terlingua now has less than 100 residents and is a tourist town.
Next stop, Big Bend National Park and Santa Elena Canyon
We made a trip to the Stillwell Ranch recently to hunt for some rocks. We knew very little about rocks but wanted to try to find some nice ones anyway.
Stillwell Ranch is located on Ranch Road 2627 right off of Hwy 385 South. Lots of history here and really a quiet place to camp close to the Big Bend entrance.
Primitive camping and the rock hunting area was across the road.
We had a great time. They charge by the pound and we brought back about $6.00 dollars worth. Best bargain around!!