On June 3 we visited Panther Junction and the Chisos Basin. At Panther Junction included a fascinating Visitor Center, after which we moved on to The Basin and took a look at “The Window”, the visitor center, and the store. Several of us followed up sightseeing with dinner at the Candelilla Cafe at the Resort.
June 4 was another rest day and some of us had breakfast back at the Candelillia Cafe together. Several of us also visited the Barton Warnock Visitor Center which consists of 99.9 acres and is known as the Lajitas Museum Desert Gardens. The exhibits inside were really interesting. That evening there was an impromptu gathering and between RV’s and a good time.
On June 6 we had our last scenic drive to the Hot Springs Historic District. The abandoned Post Office and store was built in 1927. A Motor-court was built in the mid 1920’s and charged $1 per night, $6 per week and 25 cents for a hot springs bath! The rooms were rustic and had no running water. We stopped at the High Sierra Grill for lunch/dinner on the way to camp. This was followed by a final dessert gathering in the evening.
Jim Hoover and I really appreciated the way Steve, Duane and Patty stepped up and did a wonderful job planning our tours at Big Bend. A great time was had by all!