We also topped off our diesel fuel tank, and filled up at Sanderson Propane on our big bulk tank that our motorhome has built in.
NOW we were good to go....
Off we went to Big Bend. On Barney OFM's advice, we made it in to Stillwell Store and RV park for our first night. http://stillwellstore.com/
As we pulled in to the parking lot, we shut off the motorhome and tried to get out the door... It seems the extreme heat shining on the passenger side of our motorhome has caused our door lock to stick again! (we know it does this when parked facing the hot sun) The deadbolt lock gets caught behind the black trim that expands and the bolt won't slide back. Steve had to slide open a window and JUMP out of our motorhome.... He tried the key on the outside and it wouldn't work. I unscrewed the lock from the inside and disassembled it and then between the two of us, we were able to open the door! Whew... and the 90+ degree heat was blasting down on us as we were working it too.
I must say, I had such a peaceful night's rest and totally enjoyed having a full service site hookup, that I am content to stay right here and day-trip around the park!
Steve don't seem to think so... but we will see who wins?
Tuesday morning we slow moving, as I still seem quite weak yet... not sure what is going on, but I best not overdo it. We decided to take an afternoon ride around the park a bit.. .we drove down our road 2627 all the way to the end at the Rio Grande and saw Mexico on the other side. A nearby rancher came out on his dirt bike to chat with us while we were down there.
Then we drove back up to the Stillwell and past and down into the park... we drove around the large basin area and did a bit of rubberneckking. I took 132 photos.. and we drove 137 miles. Not too bad, that is one photo per mile! I will only punish you with a few ..... how about 10?
*this one is my favorite*
Words can not describe all we had seen today....
nor can the pictures capture it. All I can say is WOW!
We are heading over to the Stillwell museum for some
live music tonight... !