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!