Saturday, November 15, 2008

Big Bend, Day one

It took about six and a half to seven hours to get to the park. We were close to Sonora, TX when B noticed he had half a tank of gas and thought he would keep chugging along to the next gas station. Ha! It seemed like FOREVER until the next station. We had been on 'E' for miles and miles by the time we rolled into Six Shooter, Tx (not on a map) for gas at 2.11 more than it was in SA.

Talk about being on pins and needles!

But, oh was it a site for sore eyes...

These were plentiful views on the drive. They look so cool.

Marathon, TX is the last "town" before the park. There is one gas station and several vacant buildings in Marathon. After Marathon, we drove 40 miles through the beginnings of desert mountains before we got to Persimmon Gap, the ranger station at the entrance of the park (which is ginormous btw).

This was taken past Marathon, but before Big Bend Park.

After we got through the ranger station, we drove another 45 minutes to an hour to the Chisos Mountains and set up camp in the basin. Here are some views of our campsite.

Javelinas abound in Big Bend. They are not afraid of people but they are pretty tame.

Ethan, on the other hand, is pretty wild and we tethered him to the picnic table because he kept trying to run up to Javelinas gleefully shouting, "doggy!"


Kellan said...

What great pictures, Bex! Did you all have the greatest time!? It was great weather, right? Cold? I thought about you this week - wondered if you guys were having a good time!

Have a good week - Kellan

Krista P said...

You are a brave brave soul, my love.

Poor Ethan - I couldn't help but laugh.