So for Thanksgiving we went to Southwest Texas for some National Park exploring. What a gem Big Bend National Park is... Dear God, it was beautiful and remote and fun. Did I mention remote? Yep, we put in the miles on our rental, all worth it, though. Here are some of our kids' favorite activities from our time in Southwest Texas.
Hiking - Our favorite hike being Hot Spring Trail. What's not to love?... Hiking by a canyon divided by the Rio Grande and ending up by a hot spring...
Chisos Basin Trail, another favorite
Lots of Roadrunners... Fast little suckers... I did not get one picture of them. Can I tell you the times the Looney Tunes cartoon came to mind, ha... Lots.
Cruising around the park - Because it's so fricking large...
Some of our favorite stops: Santa Elena's Canyon for rock skipping on the Rio Grande - There, check that off the list.
Horsing around the panoramic viewpoint for Mule Ears Peaks.
More Junior Ranger badges... What are we up to now, 20?
Staying in la casita - Marfa. This lovely little house was so cool with a detached bathroom and everything, is that fun or what? (found via airbnb - We love airbnb, we've used them on our trips to Istanbul and Milan)
Lazing around Marfa's downtown and browsing the galleries and museums. Who would have thought? This little town in the middle of Texas could be such a mecca for art and and everything hip. Want to know what the kids loved the most? The cool installations made out of tumbleweeds...
And speaking of tumbleweeds, playing with them was pretty fun - because, its all about the little things friends.
Playing around the Donald Judd concrete installation at the Chinati Foundation - Marfa
Eating - We did a lot of picnics but also took advantage of a few eateries in Marfa. Food Shark (for the hipster crowd) and Mandos (for the local crowd) were both pretty awesome.
Others not photographed: Stargazing. This was my absolute favorite. It cannot be described with words... You must go to Southwest Texas and experience it on your own. I was awed friends... Simply put.
See pictures from all of our travels here, traveling with children posts here and my instagram feed (with tons more pictures) here.
Also, see our last Thanksgiving getaway here