Monday, November 7, 2022
(Fair warning, we visited Big Bend National Park three times and each time there were lots of pictures taken. Therefore, the next few blogs will have a picture overload.)
Below are pictures of FM-170 between Maverick Ranch RV Park and where we turned off of TX-118. It was seventeen miles and we took this same route the three days we visited the park. There were several hills and turns along with a few straight stretches. The collages below are a combination of all three days and honestly not sure if they are any kind of order.
|The sign reads, Passing Wind. Behind the fence is a full|
size submarine conning tower and what looks like a replica
of a pirate ship. It is not a tourist stop it just looks like
someone's personal art display.
|This is where we turned right and headed towards the park.|
We have arrived at the park. Our first stop is to show Tom's Golden Pass. We spent $10.00 back in 2014 and it was $10's well spent; since then have been able to go into quiet a few of our National Parks with it. Today that same pass cost $80.00 for seniors and is still well worth the price.
|I took this picture on our second visit.|
At this point we stopped at the Panther Junction Visitor Center. We had a couple of questions about the park and the different roads. We also took the time to watch a moving about the park. Plus, we wanted to get a stamp in our National Park Passport booklet. Then we continued towards the Rio Grande Village Visitor Center with our goal being to drive to the Boquillas Canyon Overlook just beyond there.
|There ore ocotillos everywhere we look.|
|This picture was taken from the parking lot |
at the Rio Grande Village Visitor Center.
(Second Passport Stamp)
|Javalinas walking through the Rio Grande Village RV.|
|The road to a|
|Picnic Area past the Rio Grande Village RV Park.|
|Boquillas Crossing. The sign said, closed.|
|Standing in the lookout area.|
|One last look at the Rio Grande River and we headed|
down a road to a trailhead.
|Then we headed back towards the entrance to the park.|
|This stop was just before going back through the tunnel.|
|The sun is setting behind the Chisos Mountains|
|and the grass along the road|
|glows in the light.|
|We saw the sun slip behind the mountains several times|
as we drove.
|The sun is gone but the afterglow lingers as we continue|
our drive out of Big Bend National Park.