Here's some more Big Bend visuals. I'll try to keep the comments to a minimum so y'all can enjoy the show!
The sun also rises through the mesquite thickets that surrounded our
campsite and it's another day of wonder.
Some of the birds here are ones that we're familiar with but
we also saw some species very particular to this area.
Here's a roadrunner. These birds are members of the cuckoo family
and they prefer to run. They can fly a little but you don't see them
flying around. Occasionally, you'll see one perched low in a bush but
mostly they just run. They hunt snakes and ground insects. I had never
seen one of these before except in the cartoons.
Sure I COULD climb it, but do I really want to?
Woh, down in Mexico, I never really been so I don't really know.
And oh, Mexico, I guess I'll have to go.
Woh, Mexico, I never really been so I don't really know.*
In the Visitor Center parking lot: I'm guessing it's a little lesson
on being careful when jumping a car battery. Nothing flammable
remained. Just hot steel in the hot sun.
Summertime and the livin's easy. Forget 'what day is it?' What month is it?
What time is it? Coyote O'clock. These guys would just trot
through the campground pretending to ignore you. But you knew
and they knew you knew.
Camp Cuisine: Pecan Smoked Sausage fried in the skillet
with Onions, Apples, and Garlic. Side of whole wheat bread and
a spot of spicy mustard on the side. That's good eatin' right there.
Hiking through the desert.
The desert is full of prickly things. It's good to have a
pair of tweezers handy.
Almost time for bed.
More to come. Stay tuned.
*Mexico, James Taylor