She dislikes, but is surviving, being on a leash. A couple of days we have been able to drive around with the windows open and her nose is going crazy. There are so many new smells and critters to investigate that she quickly forgets she is on a leash.
We left Alpine, Texas, last Monday to head into Big Bend National Park for 4 days. As a national park they have no electricity or water at the campsites. We were right down on the Rio Grande River with cold nights (low 30's) and comfy days (60's & 70's). With no heater at night we were very happy that we had thrown the down sleeping bags in the camper. (We bought those bags 43 years ago from REI when we were heading off to South America. That speaks to the value of good equipment.) When we got up in the morning the camper was at 39-40F - just a bit nippy.
|The photo does not do justice to the view|
|Santa Elena Canyon|
After Big Bend we went on to Seminole State Park. Although we had water and electricity this place felt more isolated that when we were in Big Bend. There was no cell phone service within 30 miles of the park. We camped on a ridge that ran out in the desert with great views of unrelenting scrub brush, sand and rock. We had great night skies. I was finally able to get a day at the visitor's center to work online while Steve went on 2 treks to see cave paintings. He was very jazzed by his hikes and I finally felt like I put a dent into some of my computer work.
Knowing that we had snow/sleet weather coming in we headed to Del Rio for 3-4 days. No road travel when the weather is this rough and I can have a number of really good days on the computer. Steve is doing the putsing around activities of tinkering with the camper, laundry and scouting out this town. I am trying to catch up on the computer and at least feel like I am not 6 months behind.
The place we are at right now is sort of a nice camper parking lot. We are lined up and every one stays pretty low keyed. On the other hand it is rather chilly out there and a good couple of days to just hunker down.
It is still well below zero in Minnesota and Steve is threatening a northerly trek by the weekend. I know that I do not want to live in Texas but heading home sounds chilly right now but probably appropriate by this time next week.