At the end of the day, we went back to Fort Stockton and the Shurtz' took us on a tour of the historic town. It was originally a cavalry fort. Then it became a military base years later. Now it is a regular town - no more military.
The next day, we headed down to the Big Bend. With the Rio Grand River forming the border between the United States and Mexico. There are many, many hiking trails there. We chose not to hike but instead had a wonderful dinner at the Chisos Lodge and then enjoyed Rootbeer Floats on the lodge patio as we watched the sun set. We spent the night there - being entertained by a few wild animals.
After another day at the Big Bend, we headed back home to Lubbock. Sooooo relaxing and soooo enjoyable. Beautiful. Many areas reminded me of home... UTAH!
We had a wonderful time. Worth the long, long, long, long, long drive.