Boquillas, Mexico

Walking down the dirt road known as Main Street in Boquillas, I didn’t realize that this tiny community indirectly fell prey to the horrible attacks that happened in America on September 11th, 2001. Before then, it was a bustling little community of about 300 residents whose main source of income came from tourists crossing the … More Boquillas, Mexico

Throwback Thursday – Hunt’s Loop Trail at Iron Springs

It started out as a cool morning in July.  Kurt decided to take advantage of this rare summer occurrence in Arkansas, and asked Austin to join him.  Wanting to explore something different, they chose the Ouachitas, namely the Hunt’s Loop Trail at Iron Springs. We had actually been there a few years before, stopping briefly … More Throwback Thursday – Hunt’s Loop Trail at Iron Springs

Crossing the Border

It was a thrill a few years ago when our family obtained our passports, making the first steps as international travelers in Niagara Falls, Canada.    Since one of the attractions at Big Bend is a safe access point to Mexico, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to get those passports stamped once again! Unlike Niagara, … More Crossing the Border

Dorgan Sublett Trail

An easy, yet interesting one-ish mile hike that we just happened upon, the Dorgan Sublett Trail shifted our focus from observing nature to learning a bit of park history.  Located on the right about twenty eight miles south on Ross Maxwell Drive, it features an old homestead owned by Albert and Avis Dorgan, a couple … More Dorgan Sublett Trail

Throw Back Thursday – Junction Bridge On The Arkansas River Trail

Since the mid-1990’s, due to a huge investment of time, resources, blood, sweat, and tears, Downtown Little Rock’s River Market District has been a vibrant, busy area, attracting many visitors each day. I always enjoy visiting the River Market District, but, being a small town girl, I sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by the crowds.  Luckily, … More Throw Back Thursday – Junction Bridge On The Arkansas River Trail

Journey to Mexico

Though Mother Nature had constructed a giant wall of her own, on that particular day, at that particular time, I was hell bent on planting my feet on Mexican soil.  All alone, I traipsed across the cool, shallow waters of the Rio Grande, faint memories of stories about Grandma’s childhood in Mexico, actually not too … More Journey to Mexico

Santa Elena Canyon

I was on the phone with my mom a few weeks before our departure to the Big Bend. “Santa Elena Canyon is beautiful!  You should really try to go there!” Well, if it’s good enough for my momma, it’s good enough for me! Located at the end of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, this 1.7 mile … More Santa Elena Canyon