Exploring the area to the west of Big Bend National Park we found some more awesome scenery in the often overlooked Big Bend Ranch State Park. The park has an amazing drive along the Rio Grande river with numerous pull outs and picnic areas to enjoy the views.
Also there is the leftovers of a movie set of fake old west buildings that make an excellent photo shoot place. The place is called Contrabando and has been used in 6 different westerns. I found a reddish heart shaped Prickly Pear cactus piece and had fun placing it in many locations.
Back in Terlingua we lucked out and caught the end of the annual Chihauhau races. Check out the video. Too funny.
We did get back to Big Bend National Park a couple more times for sunsets at the Mule Ears rock formations and a hike up Lost Mine Trail in the Chisos Mountains, pant pant.
We are currently in Fort Stockton, a small desert town on the Interstate 10 hwy, restocking and resting up for New Mexico next!!! Oh we had a major thunderstorm the other afternoon with huge hail stones but after the sunset was spectacular.