We were not too sure what to expect with this huge park, but day one was a real eye opener to the beauty and vastness of this treasure.
The weather was perfect with temperatures in the 70's, and the sun painted the mountains with ever changing shadows.
At times it felt like we had the place to ourselves.
We visited the Panther Junction Visitor Center, and the attendants were most helpful.
We oohed and awwed our way to the Rio Grande Village RV park, where for $14.00 per night, we have a great spot, but no hookups.
There is a free dump station, and water to refill your tanks is available, however.
After getting set up, we trekked out on a couple of interesting stops. The first was for a natural hot spring.
Funny, but you don't see any other cars when you are driving, but when we got to the hot springs, it was nearly full. There were even children in it.
Teresa thought it would be rude to take photos of the various shapes and sizes of people, so sorry, but no pics.
Our next stop was the Boquillas Canyon Trail and Overlook. The hike is only about a mile and a half, but let me tell you the path is anything but easy.
There are very steep parts, and there are large rocks throughout the path, that make walking a little treacherous. Teresa was extra careful as she was wearing her 3 inch heels ... LOL.
Unfortunately, by then it was getting dark, so we had to head back home.
Apparently, there are Javelina's in our campground, so hopefully we can grab a pic or two.
Also, we saw our very first roadrunner today. However, we didn't see the coyote riding an ACME rocket, trying to catch it ...beep, beep !!
It is supposed to get cold in the next couple of days, with a chance of rain or snow on Monday, so wish us luck on staying warm with no hook ups.