Amistad means "friendship" in Spanish, as the Mexican and American governments built this reservoir together. It is an oasis in a desert !
This morning, we were on the road fairly early
( for us ! ), and our first stop was the Pecos River overlook.
The view was amazing, and I wish they would allow overnight camping, but they don't.
Not much farther down the road, we came to the town of Langtry which is famous for one of it's most colorful residents - Judge Roy Bean.
Being from Canada, we did not know a lot about the Judge, but it sure was fun learning about him.
Apparently he was known to be quite eccentric, and he came up with some very unusual rulings.
His office was also the local saloon !
He also was infatuated with an actress named Lillie, and told her he was building an opera building, however, this building was nothing more than his house.
I don't know if you have ever driven this stretch of Texas, but I am telling you there is NOTHING out there. We drove for miles without seeing a town and there were very few vehicles either.
We are parked up in a Passport America ( $12.50 ) park, and tomorrow we should arrive in Big Bend National Park.