Road Blog

Stay connected as we travel, this blog details our adventures through images and stories from the road. Look for our next big adventure, coming in early March, we will be traveling to Big Bend.

Hiking, and Cruising around the Park

Its been a while since I posted about our adventures; the internet service is limited in Big Bend. We are now officially on our way back home, so I will have plenty of time to recall our journey. Just in case your wondering all the buses ran great, no real issues at all. Jordan & Katy arrived the day after we arrived (they drive a 78 westy), and my parents arrived the following day (they drive a 78 Riviera). My parents made great time, reaching the park in about 9 hours. It took us double that due to stops and waiting on a pulley to be delivered. Once we arrived we found there were no spots in the Chisos area, so we tried our luck with the first come spots in the Rio Grande Village and snagged two spots next to each other. The park rangers were fantastic, they let us park 3 buses on a site. We noticed that an 84 vanagon had camped in an adjacent site. We quickly became friends with them and they spent the next couple of days traveling around the park with us and rafting the Rio Grande. Their names were Marlene and Jean, they were from Quebec, we will stay in touch. All in all, we were a caravan of 6 buses, each bus with a distinct look of its own. These images below were from our 2nd day adventure, we went on an unpaved road called "Grapevine Springs" it took us to several remote campsites and trails that had fantastic views of the park. We had to take these trails slow, some of the tough patches were hard on the buses. 

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Lunch at Grapevine Hills, before our hike