We have looked at Balmorhea several times since then and every time we look it is full. So we were super excited when we were able to get in this time! We originally were not even going to go this way for our vacation but Daniel had another job in Alpine, Tx so we worked it into our vacation. This is how both Balmorhea and Monahans Sandhills came to be part of the vacation!
We were at Balmorhea from May 30-June 1, 2016. We had a wonderful time here!! The pool is really neat and is a MUST SEE for anyone who likes to travel in Texas!! Now we did decide that if you come that you need to stay in Davis Mountains and then come visit Balmorhea to swim. Swimming is about the only thing the park had to offer. Also come during the week to swim! There is hardly anyone at the pool during the week! There is also a cute little pond area that has tons of turtles. Both evenings we were there we traveled into Ft Davis to get ice cream at Herbert's Caboose (a spot we discovered on our Big Bend trip three years prior).
Here are pictures from our stay at Balmorhea!
A view of our camping spot
Our first day of swimming - this was on Memorial Day and the pool was quite crowded so we didn't spend much time swimming this first day. Look how clear the water is though!! Oh - and it stays between 72 and 76 degrees year round!! It was quite cold when you first get in!
This is a sunset we caught on the way back!
Seth and Daniel got some cool lightning shots back at the campsite.
Day 2 - we were delayed for a bit while Daniel had to go pick up a prescription for Seth's fever blister outbreak (we thankfully have a wonderful dentist who was willing to call in the prescription to the nearest town!) The kids and I hung out at the camper while he was gone.
Some turtles from the pond -
Daddy came home with new goggles!!
Balmorhea will be a park we will never forget!
Until next time,