Texas Trip: Big Bend National Park
|A view of the Chisos Mountains during daybreak|
Well, well...look who's back. And, yes, I do mean me. I'm at a place now in life where I'm ready to get back into the swing of The Write Life, and it's pretty great if I am being honest. So, in honor of that, it's time to post about my trip to Texas at the end of March/beginning of April.
My daughter had Spring break during that time and I had enough airline miles for us to fly somewhere. I had wanted to take a girl trip to somewhere we hadn't been before, like Seattle or Boston, but it's funny how airline miles work. You'll have enough for one place but not another. Undeterred by this, I got to thinking that maybe we should fly down to Texas to see my mom and my grandma. Sure enough, my miles would get us down there for free, and since I could stay with my mom, I would also save on hotel costs - although she was more than excited to host us and I made sure to buy some groceries while I was there.
At any rate, Mom was so excited that she planned a little trip for us to go somewhere in Texas she had always wanted to go: Big Bend National Park. She booked us a cute, old but remodeled, motor lodge about an hour from the park and so it was that we hit the road for the long drive out there a few days after we arrived.