Ocotillo The ocotillo Standing tall in the desert Greets the rising sun. We were introduced to the idea of dispersed camping within Big Bend NP on our prior visit to the park. At that point, we were taking what would be our final trip in our old Coleman pop-up trailer. Very nostalgic trip! We … Continue reading Big Bend: The Desert
I know. Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. At some point, I was destined to use a book title for a blog post. I just can’t help myself – I’m a librarian. It won't be the last time, I'm sure! 🙂 I recently had some friends ask me for suggestions for an RV … Continue reading The Things They Carried….
The River Through canyons, past farms Giving life to the desert Behold, Rio Grande The Rio Grande At once forgiving, And ever so nourishing A friendly border. Two poems – what a bargain! I’m not quite sure why I chose to start my three-part series about Big Bend with the river. It’s where we started … Continue reading Big Bend National Park: The River
Davis Mountains Morning The grass glows golden As the early morning light Rests on the hillside. I am sitting here gazing up at the Davis Mountains in West Texas, sipping on a hot cup of Ginger-Lemon tea, as I contemplate my next post. We are hanging out at the Davis Mountains State Park … Continue reading The Big Bend – more than just a park
Desert Scent After a light rain The creosote bush releases It’s earthy fragrance. I promised some poetry, didn’t I?? I have always been somewhat intimidated by poetry. I’m not sure why. But, I am confessing this unease here and now. I think it all started in high school. I wanted to enjoy reading poetry simply … Continue reading The Bohemian Town of Terlingua
I am doing the ultimate *happy dance* right now!!! My last three years at Dartmouth College, I participated in a lunchtime line-dancing class which I absolutely loved. One of the songs we routinely danced to was Happy, by Pharrell Williams. Now, in all honesty, this was actually not my favorite line-dancing tune. In fact, I came to … Continue reading Power……
That sounds very romantic, doesn’t it? We did have the pleasure of viewing the full moon casting its light on Laguna Madre but I did not get a photo. Sorry! The full moon on January 12th was over the lagoon during the very early morning hours. I did not notice the time. All I know … Continue reading Moon over Laguna Madre
Happy New Year from Padre Island National Seashore! We’ve been hanging out here since December 29 enjoying the gulf coast and relaxing. After a few days just winding down from our Amazon adventure, we are starting to tackle some Airstream projects before getting back on the road. Can’t beat free camping on the beach! I've … Continue reading Greetings and Happy New Year from Padre Island
Our two months here in Texas working for Amazon seem like a blur! We spent most of the time working, with little spare time for sight-seeing. In a previous post, I mentioned a trip to the LBJ National Grassland. A couple of weeks ago, we decided to explore the town of Denton - home to the … Continue reading Ready to Roll once again…..
Okay - back to those awesome canyons!! We left our beloved boon-docking site outside of Zion National Park and headed to Kanab, Utah. Instead of driving up to Bryce with the trailer, we opted to stay in (cringing here) an RV park in Kanab. Three reasons: the weather was supposed to get real cold up … Continue reading Road Trip to Texas: Canyon Tour Con’t….