our first checkpoint. . .they asked if we were both citizens and waved us through. . .
we saw quite a few border patrol riding along the dirt road running along the fence line. . .
at this point, we are only a stones throw from the Rio Grand and Mexico,
but are unable to see either. . .
our first stop of the day is Seminole Canyon State Park. . .
where there is lovely RV Parking provided out front of the Visitor Center.
(I had checked on Google Earth before we ventured down there)
we viewed the canyon from the overlook. . .but would love to take the hike
to the Fate Bell Shelter at the bottom of the canyon. . .in better weather of course.
I found more of the story and some fascinating images of the pictographs here. . .
well worth clicking the link and checking it out. . .
would love to explore the floor of the canyon for fossils. . .
next stop. . .Pecos River Bridge. . .
which was quite the story back in the day. . .
in 1892 the original “Pecos River Viaduct” ranked
as the highest bridge in the United States. . .
and the 3rd highest in the world. . .interesting. . .right?
on to Dave’s stop of the day. . .
Judge Roy Bean Museum, Langtry TX
enlarge each pic by clicking on it.. .
I’m sure any guy who watches westerns
knows the story of Judge Roy Bean. . .
”The LAW west of the Pecos”
The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center informed us
that there were reports of black ice and snow flurries,
about an hour further west. . .
eh. . .you know what. . .
our schedule is easily adjusted. . .
thinking we’ll just cut this travel day short at the next town with an RV Park. . .
thanking the Lord to be
sitting all safe, snug and warm at
Canyon RV Park
(that tree is not near as close as it looks in this pic. . .LOL)
within the hour we were sitting down with a big bowl
of homeade chicken soup with spinach ravioli. . .delicious!
An apple crisp is in the oven. . .
life is good. . .
We will re-evaluate travel plans in the morning. . .
’til next time,
Janice and Dave