Big Bend National Park, South Texas

Chisos Basin

The basin is at over 5,000 ft elevation, the nearby peaks rise over 7,000 ft.

Chisos Basin Campground

Trail to “The Window”

The trail to “The Window”


Desert Tarantula
Road Runner

Sotol with bloom stalks
Beautiful agave


Desert Bloom

Hiking Oak Creek Canyon. The volcanic rock has been scoured and smoothed over centuries by the water.

Oak Creek “pour-over”. The water drops hundreds of feet to the desert below.

The “pour-over”

Lost Mine Trail

Sunrise – Chisos Basin
Toll Mountain

Mexican Blue Jay


Yucca in bloom


Javelina (or Collared Peccary)
Fresh Mountain Lion Tracks
St Elena Canyon of the Rio Grande
Abandoned Homestead
Great Horned Owl hunting above our campsite
Cottonwood campground

Wimberly and Fredricksburg, Texas

We had a lovely visit with our family, the Etzler’s, in Wimberley, TX. Barbecue field trip to Cranky Frank’s in Fredricksburg, TX. Rated #19 of 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Cranky Frank’s


Joe, Jani, Jae and Sally enjoy tasty BBQ. Great conversation and warm Texas hospitality.  

Levelland, Texas

John and Bette Hope offer wonderful hospitality at Hope House B&B, Levelland, Texas