5/31/21 – 6/7/21
We had 11 rigs along with two couples staying in the hotel for a great time in Big Bend. The group got together for a meet and greet the afternoon of the 31st. It was great to see some long time members, some new members, and a prospective member. Our tours were arranged by our tour guides and new members, Steve Merriman and Duane and Patty Stow.
On 6/1 we started off with a great breakfast at The Chili Pepper Café. After breakfast, we caravanned to the Castolon Historic District and the Santa Elena Canyon stopping at viewpoints along the way. Castolon remains a memory of Big Bends’ pioneer and Calvary days. There is a lot of history there. In Santa Elena Canyon, The Rio Grande is pretty low, but the natural rock walls on the Mexico side are so straight and tall and amazing. We saw ruins where a family lived with a still working water windmill and also saw the rocks called Mule Ears.
Of course after a big day of sightseeing, Steve made reservations for us all at the famous Starlight Theater. The consensus was that it was a great place to eat and unique. Several picked up gifts in the gift shop as well.
6/2 was a rest day, so we could rest, swim or sight see on our own, followed by a cookout. Everyone brought a dish to share, and we had several barbecues and barbecues. After another great meal we had a big change of weather…fortunately we were all done with dinner!