Tuesday, February 21, 2006
2/6 Little Dog dips her feet in Lajitas Rio Grande mud
Gary had his mind set on doing laundry in Alpine, but turned out to be a real push-over. Easy, after all, he had a lifelong dream to visit Big Bend National Park. We stocked up on snacks and drove east. Following highway 170 we passed Study Butte/ Terlingua (where we heard singer/ songwriter/ artist Butch Hancock nowadays lives, in order to conduct white water rafting tours on the Rio Grande). Lajitas, on the Rio Grand has been discovered by project developers. A newly build ghost town hotel in Western/ Santa Fe style stands vigil over the river bed and the old trading post.
We found a spot from where we couldn't see all that "ongein" (Amsterdam Jiddish for no-fun) and had lunch seated on a bench overlooking the whisteling reeds.