|October 21, 2018
It was a bitter sweet day today. We have left Big Bend National Park to make our way to some new adventures. We are watching the weather with all the rain here in Texas and need to make our way out of here. One thing we have learned is that this state can be dry as hell and then when the rain comes the ground is mostly clay and the water creates serious flooding.
Here is a summary of where we have been. We left Las Cruses to head to Carlsbad Caverns to see the flight of the Bats from the cave. Somewhere between 700 to 900 thousand bats leave the cave at sunset and return the next morning. This was bust due to the cold temperatures that have arrived. Similarly, the Glow Fest at the Balloon Fiesta was a called off due to cold weather and high winds. We out ran the snow but not the cold or the rain.
We made a trip to Roswell to check out the latest in UFO Sightings and then to the Caverns. Leaving Carlsbad, we took highway 282 south toward Pecos Tx. This whole route was a disaster This area is flooded with oil wells. Fracking is a big thing through this part of New Mexico and Texas. With all the rain and the trucks on the roads everything was covered in mud. When we arrived at the Maverk Rv Park in Lajitas we were fortunate the park allowed us to wash our rigs. That relieved us of 25 pounds of red clay.
We have now arrived just West of San Antonio, at the Pecan Valley RV Campground. Quite campground with only 15 sites. This area was hit hard last week by heavy rain and one campground was wiped out due to flash flooding.
Heading to Houston in the morning,