Time in Big Bend National Park

Observing the skull to create a dinosaur.

We spent the week of the twelfth to the seventeenth in the Big Bend National Park. On Monday the thirteenth we woke up had breakfast and were out the door by eight O’clock in the morning. We drove an hour to the Dino exhibit. Upon arrival, we met with Ranger Megan (this may not be the way she spells her name).

Hard at work drawing dinosaurs

Ranger Megan taught us about paleo art. And how paleontologists drew what they thought the dinosaurs looked like based on how the fossils or skeletons looked. In the end, the ranger gave the kids colored pencils and white paper so they could make their drawings of what they thought the skeletons/fossils would have looked like with muscle and skin.

Avidly listening to Ranger Ben he spotted a Mexican Blue bird I believe is what he called it I tried to get a picture of the bird but it flew away on me.

On Tuesday we were out the door by 8:00 am again to join ranger Ben at the Basin loop trail. This trail is located in the Chisos Mountains. Ranger Ben discussed ethnobotany and how the trails were made. He also discussed the people that lived at Big Bend before it became a national park. This lesson took an hour and a half of hiking and learning. The girls loved this hike one because everyone in the group let them walk with the ranger and two they had lots of questions that they asked as we walked.

We did so many different ranger lead activities throughout the week that it would be a lot to write about. However, what I enjoyed doing the most is going to the hot springs even if we could only be in it for five minutes.

The remnants of a hotel Hotspring

The hot spring was one of our last treks in the big bend national park. Because the next day we were on our way for about a three-hour drive ( this is about halfway to our last excursion to Georgetown, Texas) North East of Big Bend. While staying in this town we went to “The Caverns of Sonora”. I’ll have more on this in the next post.

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. Thank you for stopping by and reading/looking at the pictures.


By Fulltiming in the US

Where to begin! I am first a mom of three; one boy and two girls. We travel around the US with my husband and homeschool on the road! last year I learned to make homemade soap and sell it for a small income.


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