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Big Bend National Park...

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From an article called, "Where the River Takes A Left" An anonymous Mexican cowboy got it about right when he wrote, a century ago, that Big Bend country is "where the rainbows wait for the rain, and the big river is kept in a stone box and water runs uphill and mountains float in the air."  Park rangers, when pressed, can explain all that. It's a hot but colorful place with a big river that carved its own stone box through the Chisos Mountains and Sierra del Carmen and ascended when it had to. Fog sometimes obscures the mountain bases, and so they seem to float. The cowboy poet neglected to mention that Big Bend is kind of scary. The stars at night are big and bright, just like the song says, but not bright enough. Darkness turns the park into an even more mysterious place than it is in the hot, foggy daytime. And at sundown, all but the most intrepid backcountry hikers retreat to their campgrounds for shelter and comfort. First-timers easily can fill a couple…

Marathon, Texas. The Gage Hotel.

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Travel is one of the only things you buy that makes you richer. We made a quick trip a few weeks ago down to the Big Bend area in Texas.  It is one of our favorite spots to seek quiet and peace and see the beauty of God's creation.  I talked my husband into staying at several different old historic type hotels on this trip instead of our usual camping out plan.  It was a delightful trip. Marathon, Texas was our first stop at the Gage Hotel. Step back in time...














Next stop is Big Bend National Park. See you tomorrow...
Blessings! Amy