Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 Summer Vacation - Part 2

This post will cover the rest of our 5 night visit to Davis Mountains State Park!!

We spent a lot of time exploring Skyline Drive (where you saw in the previous post where we did Smores and telescope looking and sunset watching).  It was just such a beautiful place!!

 A view of our camping area from Skyline Drive (arrow is pointing to awning of our camper)


If you look real close at the top of the hill you can see Daddy, Seth and Aaron...Alyssa and I were a bit behind them climbing that hill.

 And here we are at the top of that hill looking at where we came from. 

We did do a little bit of geocaching.  Unfortunately we did not have ANY cell signal for most of the trip so I tried to grab some geocaches during our trip down and get their coordinates to put in our GPS...but not knowing the area or anything it was a bit difficult...we found two fairly easily.  We were headed for the third...but it was taking us up a very steep hill.  Needless to say we didn't make it to the cache :-(....but we got in a good hike and some good exercise anyways!

 Walking on part of the trail...

 Can you see Daddy in this pic??  He doesn't go slow for the little guys...

 Looking back down at the truck (and the blob of red is PaPa sitting in the shade waiting on us)

 A pretty rock we saw along the trail - LOL

Another very neat area of the park was the Interpretive Center.  It had a large glass window that looked out into a little bird's paradise that they created.  We saw so many different beautiful birds!!  The kids LOVED it.  We went a couple of times and just watched the birds!  And of course got tons of pictures!  Here are some of the best!


On one of our days that we were out looking around we went to Fort Davis National Historic Site!  I stole the description from their website - "Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail."  It was fun but it was HOT and there wasn't much shade!

Here are some antelope creatures we caught on the way back to the park.

We enjoyed some yummy watermelon one day at the camper!!

Another silly picture of us exploring the park!

And one thing we saw an awful lot of this trip was VULTURES!!!  They always seemed to hang out around our camper in the morning...kind of an eerie feeling!  We even watched as they raided another camper's tent area.

Well that covers Davis Mountains State Parks!!  I still have LOTS more to share but I am going to take another break!  I will be back soon!

Until next time,

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