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Jan 25, 2013 - Graffiti: We don`t leave our mark like they used to.

It’s hard to walk around more than 10 minutes here without learning a thing or two about the history of the area. I walked down to the main gate to lock it the other night and found myself reading the historical placard on Big Spring. It talked in some detail about how the Comanche Indians roamed the area long ago, then cowboys, and how people travelling through the area stopped here on the plateau to rest and water their horses… and themselves, before moving on. Among other things, it briefly mentions the names of visitors etched into the...

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Jan 22, 2013 - Carving Knife, Tarp, and Tape please...

It’s been a month of “crossing things off the list” so far in Big Spring State Park. In the last entry we mentioned upgrading the sewer hose, and adding a couple of doo-dads here and there. This time around, things were a little more involved. Since helping the ranger with some trail clean-up didn’t work out, (He caught a bug?) we made a little to-do list, and started tackling each task one at a time. To make some space in the cabinets, we tried to unload some unused knickknacks at the local pawn shop… things like a small “Bullet” computer...

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Jan 14, 2013 - Drainmaster Hose Project

What the hell is up with Texas weather this year? Our temps recently have been in the teens at night, and 30's in the day! Are we in the wrong state??? It’s been an uneventful stay thus far at Big Spring State Park. As suspected, there isn’t much work at this small park to keep us busy, especially in the winter season. Brushing off the barbeque grills, picking up some litter, and doing a little trail maintenance with Ranger Ron is about it so far. Weather has been keeping us indoors more than usual… but it’s allowed us to catch up on...

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Jan 7, 2013 - NM to Big Spring, TX

I’m the kind of person who likes to plan ahead, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Life always has something up its sleeve, however… and that keeps things interesting. A week prior to departing Truth or Consequences, NM for Big Spring, TX… we’d checked the weather forecasts for cities on our route. All indications were temps were warmer for the next 5 days, with no precipitation predicted. Imagine our surprise when the rhino received her baptism in snow, in of all places… west Texas. It began the morning after an overnight stay...

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