Ft. Davis to Alpine to Marathon, Texas to Big Bend National Park, Texas:This morning we got up relatively early to do a 75-mile scenic drive to the west of Ft. Davis. Here's what we saw:
Our drive today from Ft. Davis to Marathon was very short...about 50 miles. I only slept about three hours last night so it's good we didn't go far.
We checked into Marathon Hotel and RV Park. The RV park is very exposed to the wind, not much of a windbreak. Not a bad site, though. We are here for two nights and have free wi-fi and cable TV. At the front of the RV park is a motel with a beautiful adobe courtyard, landscaped with bird and butterfly friendly plants. In the evenings, if it isn't too windy, they make a fire in the courtyard fireplace. Very peaceful place to hang out.
After lunch, we decided to spend the afternoon at Big Bend National Park;
|Lost Mine Trail|
|View at top of Lost Mine Trail|
|Window Overlook--good place to see the sunset in Chisos Basin section.|
|Prickly pear cactus|
|Agave -- Century Plant|
|Giant dagger yucca "forest" on Dagger Flats Auto Trail|
|Giant dagger yucca and me.|