Texas in December Big Bend National Park December 05, 2015 by DAVID WILLETT in Travel, Northern Lite Camper, Outdoor Lathrop State Park, early morning hoarfrost. Temp @ 19 degrees! Cosy inside our camper Frosty Cottonwoods Juniper berries under fresh snowfall Too cold for a swim today Frosty Lake. The ducks look cold.... Chisos Basin campground Four mile hike to "The Window" "The Window" trail from above Road Runner on the trail Desert Tarantula Sotol bloom stalk Beautiful agave Oak Creek has sculpted the volcanic rock Water smoothed creek bed "The Window" - Oak Creek "pour over" down to the valley below Dawn comes to Chisos Basin The "Lost Mine" Trail The view east from Lost Mine Trail Toll Mountain More views Yucca in bloom Abandoned homestead with a pretty girl Javelina or Collared Peccary Mountain Lion Track 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 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 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!