Big Bend National Park

With the Solar Eclipse over, it was time to head off. We said goodbye to everyone and headed to Big Bend National Park. This park is on the very southern border of the Texas, the United States and the northern side of the Rio Grande. It took two days to drive there. Along the way we stopped at Amstad National Recreation Area. We also caught up with Belgian friends that were in San Antonio for the Eclipse.

We had two days booked at the Rio Grande Village campsite. It was hard to get camping spots, so we were lucky to secure a site. We arrived and it was hot. It remained hot for the next two days. the day we arrived, Stephen hiked to the local hot springs in the Rio Grande for a dip. On the other side of the hot springs and river was Mexico, so… crossed over for a brief visit. No visa needed.

We had a rest day on day two and did a few chores around Molly. Fixed the awning and tried to get the new Starlink power supply working. No luck on the Starlink. But it was really hot, so we mainly just relaxed. We had planned to go to Big Bend Ranch State Park next, but the high temperatures encouraged us to change plans, and instead decided to head North, hoping for a cooler climate. On the way out of the park we planned to visit Chisos Basin, but Molly presented a red ENG SYS alert, and we decided to head North immediately where there are bigger roads and cheaper tow trucks.

Overlooking where Dinosaur bones were discovered.
Looking down the Rio Grande river as sunset approaches.
Arrival of the Sunset.
Overlooking the campground from the Nature trail.
Beep Beep.
Enjoyed a second wonderful sunset.
The first sign of trouble.