Tuesday Tidbits #208 4 Years of Tuesday Tidbits!

4 Years!

It’s been four years since I started Tuesday Tidbits! I have enjoyed sharing what we do over here at Two Trails One Road on a weekly basis. Thanks for putting up with me every week. I’m so grateful that we get to spend some time together on Tuesdays over here in BlogLand. Your support is appreciated as well as your lovely comments. It’s been a wonderful 4 years! Here’s to many more. Thank you friends!

Big Bend National Park

Last week I shared that we went on a Road Trip to Texas. You can read about the first part of our trip here. One of our stops was Big Bend National Park. I am about to do a photo drop… so be prepared.

As soon as we entered the park we could see beautiful mountains from all around.

As we were driving I saw this amazing hill with rock at the top. I found it to be very interesting.

So cool!

In fact, around every turn, we saw another landscape… more interesting then the last.

Back Road Trails at Big Bend

Since we had our 4×4 Jeep we were able to go off the paved road and head for some back trails. This is what we chose to do to get down to the Rio Grande River.

Here we are taking the off road trail.

We came across this long house or Jacal. Gilberto Luna raised a large family in this house and lived here until 1947 where he turned 108.

Luna’s Jacal.

I loved how the trail was lined with Yuccas.

The mountain wall is Mexico.

The Rio Grande

At the end of our off road trail… we came to a parking lot where we parked. We then walked down to the Rio Grande to view the Santa Elena canyon and the river.

As we walked we saw trees that were carved by beavers!


Seeing the canyon with the Rio Grande was spectacular!

The walls are 1500 ft. high. That mountain wall, on the other side of the river, is Mexico.
Santa Selena Canyon and the Rio Grande River.
The Rio Grande.

On the other side of the river we saw a wild horse.

There were two more back in the bush.

More of Big Bend

Beautiful Landscapes~

Look at those red needles!
Mule’s Ears

Hot Springs~

The Hot Springs at Big Bend is about 105 degrees. It’s heated by geothermal processes. It’s the remnants of the Langford Bathhouse which was part of a resort in 1909.

When you see the palm trees… you are very close to the Hot Springs.
It was a very warm day when we hiked down to the springs. 105 degrees did not sound refreshing. I am sure if the air temperature was a bit cooler… I would have dipped my toes.

We spent two days at Big Bend National Park and spent our nights at Ten Bits Ranch in Terlingua, Texas. We highly recommend staying at Ten Bits Ranch. What a wonderful time we had exploring and sight seeing! This National Park is definitely worth visiting.

A great time was had!

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.

42 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #208 4 Years of Tuesday Tidbits!

  1. You guys had yourselves quite an adventure, and I love the rock on a rock. I must admit I wouldn’t have been brave enough to tackle the off road trail with all that is going on in that part of the country. I’m glad you traveled safely, saw wonderful landscape, and got some great photos. Happy Tuesday and Happy 4th Anniversary!

    1. Thank you Judy! It was a great adventure.
      To be honest… if you saw the 1500 ft. wall that is on the border… it would take a super hero to be able to cross the border at the areas we were at in the park.
      Thank you also for always stopping by for a visit with encouraging comments. I do appreciate them. Have a wonderful week ahead!

    1. I should have shared the video of him walking to go get water. His one longhorn was heavier then the other and he listed a bit.
      Thank you for always stopping by for a visit. I sure do appreciate it!
      Have a fabulous Tuesday!

    1. I am thrilled you always stop by for a visit! Its always so nice to hear from you.
      Yes the wild, wild west is another beautiful area of our country!
      Take good care this week my friend.

  2. Happy Four Years Nancy! I so enjoyed reading about your recent trip. I have heard that Big Bend National Park is beautiful. Your pictures are breathtaking! Those blue skies are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I hope you have a most wonderful week, sweet friend!

    1. Good Morning Shannon… Thank you for always visiting. It’s always so good to hear from you. Your sweet comments are always appreciated.
      I am glad you enjoyed the Texas Views.
      Have a blessed week!

  3. What a fabulous trip with breath-taking scenery! Thanks so much for taking us along, the rocks, canyon and river are just stunning! I love your grand adventures and happy blogaversary for Tuesday Tidbits!

    1. Thank you so much Jenna! it’s been a quick 4 years! Time flies!
      Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and for enjoying my Tidbits.
      Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your week ahead!

  4. Thanks for the overview of this national park. I hope to visit as many parks as possible and I didn’t know much about this one. So glad you took lots of photos! Thanks for sharing.

    1. This park does not get as much traffic as it is so far south. It’s beautiful and it’s big!
      Thanks for your visits my friend! ANd thanks for enjoying the Texas views!
      Happy Tuesday!

  5. Congratulations for the 4th anniversary of Tuesday Tidbits. I always enjoy your posts.
    We loved the Big Bend region when we were there for our honeymoon in 2009. Your post here reminds me of the many wonderful sights we saw there.
    All the best for the next 4 years,

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this post Pit. And so glad to hear that you were there! Thanks for the great wishes for more years on blogging!

  6. What a wonderful field trip to visit Big Bend. Thanks for taking us along with your beautiful photos. It makes me want to go back, but this time I would stay at Ten Bits Ranch.

    1. I am so glad you have explored that area of Texas. I have seen some of the same places I took pictures of but there were Blue Bonnets in the forefront. Oh that would have been wonderful to see.
      Thank you also for all your thoughtful comments. I enjoy when you come to visit.
      Happy Tuesday!

  7. Your photos are breathtaking as usual, Nancy. And congratulations on TT #208 – what an incredible thing you’ve done, sharing your adventures every week. And every week I look forward to hearing about what you and Sweet Man have been up to. Cheers to many more TT to come 🍾

    1. Thank you kindly Miss Clare! And each week I look forward to your visit. You are always filled with encouraging and sweet comments! THANK YOU! Happy Tuesday! Oh wait, it’s Wednesday where you live… 🙂

      1. Yes, it’s Wednesday here, but it’s a happy one, as was Tuesday and will be Thursday 🥰. I do love visiting your blog and look forward to your TT every week. It’s become an integral part of my Wednesday morning ritual – it’s such a lovely way to start the day.

  8. Congratulations to 4 years of Tuesday tidbits! I really enjoy tagging along on your adventures. So much fun! This trip to Big Bend was very enjoyable. I have not been that far south. Thanks for a great post!

  9. Congratulations on your four years of Tuesday Tidbits. I remember the very first one when you talked about your dad. I love seeing these magnificent landscape photos. You do a great job on photos. We need to visit Big Bend after seeing your photos. I am sorry I am late to comment. Looking forward to #209 tomorrow!

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