Fire in the Sky: The sun about to rise over the Chisos Mountains, Thanksgiving Day 2009
The eclectic Kathy's Kosmic Kowgirl Kafe, Study Butte, Texas is a "must" when visiting Big Bend.
Cowboy breakfast at Kathy's. Visitors and locals bring firewood to Kathy's Kosmic Kowgirl Kafe each morning for a nice warm fire while eating breakfast.
A couple of Aliens hanging out waiting for their Kosmic breakfast to be done.
A forest of Yucca plants at the end of Dagger Flats Road, Big Bend National Park.
The Yucca plants are bigger than you may realize, until you stand next to one.
Chisos Mountains view from Old Ore Road.
Another view of the Chisos Mountains from Old Ore Road.
The Sierra del Carmen mountains run down the east side of Big Bend National Park and continue on into Mexico.
Close up view of the part of the Sierra del Carmen mountains from Old Ore Road.
Rio Grande river valley. When you see trees in the desert you know there is a source of water nearby. In this case, the Rio Grande is the source of water for these trees.
There are about 65 different types of cacti in Big Bend National Park, more than any other park.
Prickly pear cactus
Uncle's Isuzu Amigo did a great job on the primitive roads in the area.
"The Window". This v-shaped gap in the Chisos Mountains is known as "The Window".
The desert view looking out of The Window from inside the basin.
Casa Grande peak looms above the basin, inside the Chisos Mountains.
Panorama of Casa Grande peak and Emory Peak (Casa Grande is on the left side of the picture and Emory Peak is on the right). From this angle Casa Grande appears to be the tallest peak, but at 7432 feet Emory Peak is about 300 feet higher than Casa Grande.
View of the Chisos Mountains from the desert floor. "The Window" can be seen near the center of the picture.
The Badlands. This area is called The Badlands and consists mostly of exposed bentonite clay. Hwy 118 and Study Butte can be seen in the distance.
Odie Coyote howling as the sun sets.
Enjoying some Longdraw Pizza - the best pizza and coldest beer in south Brewster county.
Clay Henry, the beer drinking goat, was elected as Mayor of Lajitas, Texas in 1986. His son and grandson carried on his proud tradition of public service and both served as Mayor of Lajitas also.
Fire in the sky. Thanksgiving Day 2009
Mother Nature put on quite a light show at sunrise on Thanksgiving Day 2009
Odie Coyote howls at the rising sun.
Uncle's Place. Terlingua, Texas.
My trailer. My home in Terlingua.
Uncle's "new to him" trailer. He upgraded from a toy hauler to this larger trailer with slide-outs. A veritable Taj Mahal with the increased space and comfort.
You can't beat the view from this guy's house.