Big Bend National Park

1/26/21

Bagged Mirrors

 

Adventure Location: Falcon State Park, Texas

Adventure Date: 1-26-2021

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A question for our blog readers. Why are lots of the vehicles in this park bagging their mirrors? We know the answer but it seemed like a neat question to ask.





We hit the road walking right at sunrise this morning and the sunrise looked more like a sunset.




Then just a few minutes and yards down the road this is what the sunrise had changed into.





The Teams should have taken all this as an omen that it would be an incredibly busy day. The first couple of mile walk went well with lots of neat little things to notice. The OFM has been having trouble with the walking in this rolling terrain with his joints by the time we get to three miles in one walk. Then they seem to never recover during the rest of the day. So today we targeted two walks of about two miles each separated by a few hours of “rest”.

It seemed to be a good solution but the day was so busy we ended up with three walks of about two miles each but rest between each one. The third one was very interesting. We walked with a friend and his new blue heeler 6 month puppy. One huge ball of go go go.



We got lucky this morning also. An opening in the campground for a week popped up exactly when our current stay runs out. We quickly reserved it and now we will be here until February 11. It fits into our planned meander in early March to Grandkid land perfectly.



Skipping all the rest, we will now go to this evening and a big pot of stew, not stoup, stew for sure and it was great. Two boneless pork chops cut into bite size chunks, bell pepper chunked, a carrot thinly sliced, chunk of onion, black bean w/out added salt, freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Simmer for a good while and at the last add minced garlic to taste. Simmer to blend the flavors and serve with two flour tortillas for scooping. WOW WAS IT GOOD. And enough for two more meals.





Between all the walking and visiting and dog adventuring it was a fantastic warm day of trying to have tooooo much fun.

5 comments:

  1. Breaking your walks into parts helps your body rest between each endeavor for having tooooo much fun.
    Stew looks good and is perfectly seasoned.
    Be Safe and Enjoy planning your travels.

    It's about time.

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  2. Birds love to attack themselves in the mirrors.Been there done that.

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    1. And this is a major birding location so it becomes a major nuisance when hundreds of birds congregate to argue.

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  3. And where are the bird photos?

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  4. I would never have guessed about the mirror masking. Sheesh. Well. Thank you for being such a fine observer of the large and small, for the world in general, and passing your observations on. You are quite right about the cornfield maze trail being a place of great interest, but I wouldn't have known that without your works here. Thanks again!!

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