on sunday, we woke up bright and early, ready for our second adventure of the weekend. this time, we drove past carlsbad caverns into texas, where guadalupe mountains national park is another 30 minutes down the road. (technically carlsbad caverns national park is in the guadalupe mountain range). guadalupe mountains is home to the highest […]
big bend. hot springs canyon.
warning. this post is at least 50% pictures of anna posing with beautiful landscapes… so, in my last post, i said that the kids wanted to go back to the hot springs. i managed to convince anna to hike there with me this time, instead of drive to the quick little path. she could earn […]
big bend. hot springs.
on friday, derek had to actually work for his actual employer, so i had to find an activity i could handle on my own with the lidkids. we decided that i would leave hazel (to watch movies, play ipad, and generally continue to recover a bit from being sick) and take the older lidkids to […]
big bend. santa elena canyon.
due to slow internet, travel days, and an untimely round of the stomach bug (is there ever really a timely round?), i’ve fallen behind on my big bend posts. allow me to take you back to last thursday. after a day off from exciting expeditions, mostly due to hazel being sick, we were back at […]
del rio, texas. (belated).
as i was going through pics for big bend, i realized that i never posted about our time in del rio, other than our visit to seminole canyon state park. we didn’t do a ton, partly because there wasn’t much to do but mostly because we all rotated through a terrible stupid cold. ok, without […]
big bend. balanced rock.
on tuesday (day four at big bend), we planned a desert hike. we attempted to get moving super early to avoid the afternoon high temps, which have been around 100° for most of our stay. we filled up with a bunch of water and drove over to grapevine hills trail. the drive itself was an […]
big bend. window view and junior rangers.
on monday, we started out by heading over to the main visitor center, panther junction, so the kids could work on part of their junior ranger book. anytime we leave our little corner of the park, we pass through this super cute tunnel (which has an even better view coming from the other direction). at […]
big bend. boquillas crossing.
on our trip the night before to boquillas canyon, we pulled down a side road that leads to a spot that you can cross the rio grande (legally) and go visit a little town in mexico, called boquillas del carmen. the crossing is only open wednesdays through sunday, so we decided to make a go […]
big bend. boquillas canyon.
we made the long haul from del rio to big bend last saturday. we wasted no time getting out and about and exploring. as soon as we were set up and settled in, we went back out to nearby boquillas canyon. (big bend is HUGE and nothing is actually very “near by” – but this […]
seminole canyon state park
yesterday, we made the long, boring drive to del rio, texas. there’s not much to do with the kids, but it’s a halfway point between where we were and big bend national park. there is, however, the amistad national recreational area right down the street, so we hopped over there to pick up a junior […]