A beautiful day at Big Bend National Park. The morning started off sunny and 35 degrees raising to the low 70’s.
Before I start my blog I want to explain why I am wearing gloves in some of the photos. For the last 4 days my hands have been somewhat swollen, with red blotches and little bumps of some sort. They also itch like crazy and are not responding to Benadryl (sp) pills or liquid. I plan on stopping at an urgent care facility when I get to a sizable town.
Before leaving civilization of sorts, we filled up with gas ($4.01 gal.). Our route took us down a dirt and sand road to the Santa Elena Canyon Overlook and river access where Babs would get her chance to stick her toe into the Rio Grande River. Today will be mostly photos and little talk!
After leaving the Rio Grande we continued our drive to Castolon an old ghost town and store where we had a picnic lunch and bought ice cream for dessert.
After lunch we continued or drive along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, with lots of blooming cacti, to the Castolon/ Santa Elena Junction Where we turned toward our room at the Chrisos Mountain Lodge.
Tomorrow, we head to El Paso. I bet you’re glad to see the end of this posting!
Babs Says: Reading the literature in our room, I cane across this, “We share this habitat with desert creatures. Most of these critters (scorpions, tarantulas, etc.) stay outdoors, but occasionally one may get inside. Don’t panic – contact front desk for assistance.”
Think I’ll sleep tonight?