First, here are the pictures from Big Bend National Park! I shared in the previous post about how HOT it was down there!! We still had some fun memories though!
The next group of pictures are from the Santa Elena Canyon!! Breathtakingly beautiful but also incredibly HOT!!! We did swim in the Rio Grande some more though.
Well as we were trying to get back to the truck it started hailing!!!! In fact I started feeling it and mentioned that it felt like someone was throwing rocks at me and then looked down and noticed it was hail!! We found a rock that we are able to duck under a bit to at least cover our heads but our legs continued to get pelted as the hail got bigger - up to a quarter size! I was soooo glad when it finally stopped and we were able to run to the truck!! But I had some bruises on my legs after that!! OMG THAT HURT!!!!
We got back to the camper and discovered that the storm had hit that area too and ripped our awning!! We did get a beautiful rainbow shot though!! (and as I looked up into the sky I had a raindrop hit me right in the middle of my eye - took that as a sign to just go inside LOL!)
Right close to our camping spot was a closed off area due to being a sensitive nesting area for common black hawks. One evening I took my camera over there and did spot a couple of nests! I came home and looked up their nests on the internet and found pics that look just like these so I am pretty sure these were black hawk nests! :-)
Ok - the next group of pictures are from our ride from Presidio to Terlingua. You pass through Big Bend State Park through part of the drive. We actually did this drive while we were staying at Davis Mountains...but since it was through the Big Bend area I thought to include it with the Big Bend posts. Papa was with us this day :-)
We stopped at this roadside stops that had some cool rocks to get some pics.
Well that is our 2013 Summer Vacation!! I managed it get it all in only 4 posts! LOL! I hope you have enjoyed this recap!! Can't wait until our next camping trip! :-)
Until next time,