I can't say I usually pay attention to the "Welcome to [insert city name], Home of the [insert team name]" signs. Every city big and small has one. Some are square, some are round. But none have caught my attention like the one at Fort Stockton, Texas. Please click the image to view a larger version. We stayed at Fort Stockton before and after our visit to Big Bend … [Read more...] about Which city has the best “Welcome To …” sign?
As the sky began to change and late afternoon turned to evening, I made my way to the ruins of the old Chisos Mining Company in Terlingua, Texas. It was such a peaceful evening. I felt lucky to be able to experience such a magical place. … [Read more...] about Sunset on a Ghost Town
You know from my recent posts how much I enjoyed Big Bend National Park in Texas. We stayed at Rio Grande Village for the first part of our visit and then we moved around to the other side to be closer to some of the scenery over there. It's a pretty big park. We chose an RV park in a ghost town named Terlingua. Little did I know it would turn out to be one of my favourite … [Read more...] about Terlingua, a Texas Ghost Town
Doesn't this place look like it belongs in an old cowboy movie? That's because it does! It's an abandoned movie set known as "Contrabando" located right along the Rio Grande in Big Bend State Park, Texas. (By the way, sorry for the lack of large size images lately. I have terrible internet and it is almost impossible to upload my blog posts and small images let alone large … [Read more...] about Contrabando, Texas
At the edge of Alamo Creek in Big Bend National Park, Texas, Gilberto Luna built this jacal which is made of rock, earth and plant fiber. It was a scorching hot day the afternoon we were here and I was surprised to find how cool it was inside the jacal. It must have been somewhat uncomfortable though. At only around 4 feet high I had to bend over quite a bit to move around … [Read more...] about Luna’s Jacal