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Biking; Birding; and Hiking Boquilla Canyon in Big Bend NP

Saturday, March 20, 2007

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This is a "catch up day" to do a few things we missed at the park and some R&R time and some chores. We debated about leaving today, but we have a nice campsite here and it is very relaxing, so we decide to stay another day. We'll be doing a lot of traveling and one-day stops the next 2 weeks so thought we needed this day to relax a little.

We bicycle over to the RV Park and see the spots that we could have had to camp at when we arrived (but chose the other campground instead). We all agree that our campground is much, much nicer than the RV Park. We don't have electric and water, but so far we haven't needed more than is in our holding tanks and we run the generator for an hour each morning and evening to re-charge the battery -- and use the coffee maker in the morning :-)
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Despite the 90 degree heat in mid afternoon, we decide to drive to Boquilla Canyon for a short hike. It's not much of a hike, but we did find it interesting to watch two canoes in the Rio Grande River that docked on the Mexico side after the one canoe tipped. There are signs everywhere in the park forbidding people to go to the Mexican shore and to never buy products from the Mexicans on the shore of the Rio Grande. If you go to the Mexican shore and than come back to the U.S. side, it's a $5000 fine. Hopefully the border patrol never saw them.

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Posted by jengelman 08:41 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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