Remember yesterday, we said we hoped to see some javelinas ??
Well, right after posting last night's blog, we drove back to our park in the dark, and our headlights caught a coyote in an occupied spot, right across from us.
He was not timid at all. Teresa was afraid to leave the car, so I boldly went out and unlocked the motorhome, scaring the coyote away.
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw some shadows behind our rig, and there they were - five javelinas !!
Took a photo, but it did not turn out ... bummer.
Today was another awesome day.
Our first hike was to Balanced Rock. The road leading to the trail head is not in very good condition for a little car like ours.
We literally bumped and crawled along, all the while Teresa telling me to turn around, you're shaking the car apart. And I was !
But once there, the views were magnificent.
Now, for some full disclosure. Anyone that knows my darling bride, knows that she is very nervous in certain surroundings.
When she realized we were out there all by ourselves, she was wanting to turn back to the car. After some coaxing, I was able to convince her to keep on going.
That was when she cracked us up !! We were working up a real sweat, and the trail was on an incline.
I said to her, can you feel it in your butt, and she snapped back, "You are going to feel something in YOUR butt in one more second ! "
Next stop was Chisos Basin. Notice the sign says beware of bears and mountain lions. Not good, for my girl !!
The ranger said that mountain lions are more prone to attack small dogs, children, and petite women. Teresa is petite !!
So, all the while on this trail, she is scolding me for taking her into this forsaken and dangerous country.
I turned around on the trail, and bust a gut. Teresa was holding on to four huge stones, for protection, don't ya know ??
About half way up, she refused to go any further, and we took some photos of the awesome view.
I am not complaining about my hiking partner in the least. She was out of her comfort zone, and I thought she did really great.
Tomorrow is the day they are forecasting rain and wet snow, so we might have a day inside to catch our breaths for the last few days in the mighty Big Bend.