Friday, February 20, 2009


Howdy! This time of year we all get excited about spring time and Spring Break Camping! Woo Hoo! Our tradition has been to head down to Big Bend National Park with the tent and some hot dogs and enjoy the first warm sun of spring time. We have missed this trip the last few years for different reasons but are planning on making it down there this year for old times sake. Nothing like sleeping in a tent and listening to people laughing and talking around you. You also hear the donkey's from across the Rio Grande and the javelina's coming through camp in a big group looking for food. You usually run smack dab into a Mama raccoon and babies when you get up to go to the bathroom at night. (That is a little alarming.) But, not quite as scary as walking to the bathroom a couple of years ago while camping in the Davis Mountains and seeing a Mountain Lion standing right outside the bathroom. Whew...

Anyway, we love getting out and seeing the beauty of all that God has created. There is just something about camping that kids love. I love it too. It is a lot of work but there is no phone, not even a cell phone works down there. No television, ipods will be banned (well maybe) and there is time to listen to view the beauty and enjoy each other's company. Ah...can't wait.
Enjoy the country music too! Just needed a Rascal Flatts fix. Love that sound!


Debbie said...

Phenomenal photos! No wonder you love it.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

What a beautiful place to camp! How serene it is. Have a wonderful trip!