The scenery was absolutely magnificent though and I took another hundred pictures. Here are a very few of them.
|The first part of the route took us through the Chihuahuan Desert
|There are many such adobe and stone buildings whose roofs, doors and windows have long since fallen away.
The soil is a sandy dust.
|Some of the most beautiful plants.
|Simply georgeous terrain.
Pictures just don't do it justice.
|Entry into Big Bend Ranch Texas State Park
|We were driving along the road that parallels the Rio Grande right along the edge of Texas.
At the bottom of this map.
|Along Texas FM#170 where the Rio Grande comes very near the road.
And on the other side of the river is Mexico.
|The Rio Grande
The setting of this little artificial town was just beautiful and I walked right down to the Rio Grande River. The clay along parts of the river bed was dry and cracked. The large chunks of broken earth looked like giant pieces of thick broken pottery.
|None of these buildings have every been inhabited.
All were built for the movie shootings.
|My very favorite Rio Grande place.
|I took this photo to give a view of the dry, broken clay.
Some of the pieces were 3-4" thick.