Category Archives: National Parks

A Place of Hope and Memories

Arriving in Oklahoma City, I finally got off I-40 onto exit 149, turning left on S. Western Avenue.  I stayed on the street until I turned right onto North Hudson street, looking for a parking spot when I turned right … Continue reading

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Mission Peak | Fremont, California

  I was excited like a girl in the candy store! My two friends, Becky and Kim and I went. The heat was burning.  Becky and Kim decided not to continue and they encouraged me to go on.   I always … Continue reading

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Santa Elena Canyon Overlook

March 12, 2013. The Last of Four-Part Series. Santa Elena Canyon. Jackrabbits. Javelinas. Crazy Deep-End Curves. Now, I’m glad it’s the last part of the BIG Bend National Park that covers 801,163 acres that is what I was hurrying up to drive … Continue reading

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Chisos Mountains – Big Bend National Park

March 12, 2013. Third of Four-Part Series Off to the destination to Chisos Mountains. To the west. Oh, There are many turn-offs to various unpaved roads along the way.  I decided to make a short turn off onto Dugout Wells, about … Continue reading

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Hot Springs – Big Bend National Park

March 12, 2013  Second of Four-Part Series – Hot Springs, that! Coming from Rio Grande Village, I was all prepared to drive through the Hot Springs Road that is a 2-mile gravel road down a rough, narrow wash to the Hot Springs … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Village – Big Bend National Park

March 12, 2013. First of Four-Part Series The sun glistened through the rear passenger window where I slept. it was about 7:30 am. I tried to cover the blanket over my face but I couldn’t breathe.  As when I got up, … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument

March 11, 2013 The sunrise had me at “hello” at 6:30 am, but I kept dozing until I felt something was heating on my body through the window around at 8ish.  I finally got up, peeking through the right-side window. … Continue reading

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