Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weekend Getaway Part 2

We had hoped to go horseback riding bust once we found out how much it costs now (holy cow!) we decided against that.

After looking around in the Big Bend Museum, we decided to drive the Big Bend Loop.

It certainly has some lovely scenery.

Addison missed most of it, though, because she wasn't feeling well and spent a lot of time doing this:

We stopped in Lajitas to look around but there really wans't much to see. Most of the shops were already closing for the day, so we took pictures instead.

That picture is cropped. It took several tries to even get this one and I had to crop Wyatt out. Here's the original.

Nice, huh?

It started to rain so we got back in the car and headed on down the road.

It was all going great until we got to this road block.

Which was soon followed by this much more serious road block.

When it rains hard in the mountains it causes big problems in those 'usually dry' creeks. I'm just guessing here, but I think it's what is commonly known as a flash flood.

After the water finally went down enough and we made it across, we saw the truck (looks like a snow plow) on it's way to clear the mud off the road.

I would also like to point out that we went and spent three days in the desert and it rained all three days. They should pay us to hang out there so that they can get more rain/water.

I'm just sayin'.

Once we headed on, we did see this.

I did stop here and take this picture for my Dad to honor our 'people.'

And then, of course, there was a lot more scenery as we headed back to the ranch.

To be continued......

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