Texas in December

Lathrop State Park, early morning hoarfrost.  Temp @ 19 degrees!

 Cosy inside our camper

Cosy inside our camper

 Frosty Cottonwoods

Frosty Cottonwoods

 Juniper berries under fresh snowfall

Juniper berries under fresh snowfall

 Too cold for a swim today

Too cold for a swim today

 Frosty Lake. The ducks look cold.... 

Frosty Lake. The ducks look cold.... 

 Chisos Basin campground

Chisos Basin campground

Four mile hike to "The Window" 

 "The Window" trail from above

"The Window" trail from above

 Road Runner on the trail

Road Runner on the trail

 Desert Tarantula

Desert Tarantula

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 Sotol bloom stalk

Sotol bloom stalk

 Beautiful agave

Beautiful agave

 Oak Creek has sculpted the volcanic rock

Oak Creek has sculpted the volcanic rock

 Water smoothed creek bed

Water smoothed creek bed

 "The Window" - Oak Creek "pour over" down to the valley below

"The Window" - Oak Creek "pour over" down to the valley below

 Dawn comes to Chisos Basin

Dawn comes to Chisos Basin

The "Lost Mine" Trail

 The view east from Lost Mine Trail

The view east from Lost Mine Trail

 Toll Mountain

Toll Mountain

 More views

More views

 Yucca in bloom

Yucca in bloom

 Abandoned homestead with a pretty girl

Abandoned homestead with a pretty girl

 Javelina or Collared Peccary

Javelina or Collared Peccary

 Mountain Lion Track

Mountain Lion Track

 Saint Elena Canyon where the Rio Grande comes together with Terlingua Creek, trapped beneath high walls

Saint Elena Canyon where the Rio Grande comes together with Terlingua Creek, trapped beneath high walls

 Our campsite at Cottonwood Campground, Castolon, Big Bend National Park

Our campsite at Cottonwood Campground, Castolon, Big Bend National Park

 Great Horned Owl above our campsite

Great Horned Owl above our campsite

Lovely visit with our family, the Etzler's, in Wimberley, TX.  Barbecue field trip to Cranky Frank's in Fredricksburg, TX. Rated #19 of 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.  

 Real Texas Barbecue

Real Texas Barbecue

 Joe, Jani, Jae and Sally enjoy tasty BBQ at Cranky Frank's.  Great conversation and warm Texas hospitality.

Joe, Jani, Jae and Sally enjoy tasty BBQ at Cranky Frank's.  Great conversation and warm Texas hospitality.

 Bette and John Hope offer warm hospitality and a comfortable bed at their B&B in Loveland, TX.  Sally was in their wedding!

Bette and John Hope offer warm hospitality and a comfortable bed at their B&B in Loveland, TX.  Sally was in their wedding!