Monday, February 19, 2018

MOVED TO THE WEST SIDE OF BIG BEND

Monday, February 12 – We moved on this morning checking out of Big Bend National Park. We moved over to the west side of Big Bend pulling into BJ’s Campground in Terlingua, TX. We drove straight across the park exiting on the west end. It was an uneventful drive, but a little slow going because the speed limit in Big Bend is 45 mph and strictly enforced.

BJ’s Campground is nothing to write home about. There are 20 pull thru sites with full hookups and with a picnic table at each site. The sites are gravel, and the street is gravel, pretty dusty in the dry South Texas environment. Many of the RV'ers staying here are regulars that return each winter.

Site 11
BJ's RV Park

BJ's RV Park

Looking right. The white building at the end is the restrooms and laundry.
BJ's RV Park

Looking left.
BJ's RV Park

Outdoor gathering area.
BJ's RV Park

After setting up in Site #11, we jumped in the truck to check out two of the nearby towns. Our first stop was Lajitas, TX. This is pretty much an upscale area primarily centered around a Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. The neighbor here at the RV park said it has recently changed hands after the developer spent a great deal of money and was unable to make it profitable. The “must see” here is the golf course pro shop. It is filled with very interesting mounted longhorn cattle heads and amazing horns. Very unique!

 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

Pro Shop.
 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

Cool horns.
 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

We couldn’t find the greens on the golf course.
 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

 Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

We then stopped at Terlingua. It is an eclectic little town of mostly bars and restaurants. There is a trading post type touristy stop called the Ghost Town. We stopped and enjoyed the unusual items offered to the tourists. We plan on stopping back to enjoy the bar/restaurant at another time.

We then returned to the RV Park to relax for the of the day. Again, the weather remains outstanding with today's high of 71 degrees after a low of 37 degrees last night. Temperatures vary by about 15 degrees depending whether you are down by the Rio Grande River or at higher elevations. We have numerous adventures planned for the west side of Big Bend NP, so stop back and enjoy the area with us.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.

10 comments:

  1. How could anybody stay there all winter? I don't get it.

    I know... each to their own. But I still don't get it.

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  2. Lajitas is the site for a huge Casita rally each January!! Back when we owned a Casita we almost made it to this rally!! Those that go just love love love it!! Some of those longhorns look as though they are watching you!! You guys enjoy your stay on the west side of Big Bend!!

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  3. Looks like you got hit by a couple of spammers here ... it’s why I implemented comment moderation, but you seem to have been good until now. Terlingua might not be much to write home about, but it is probably closer to BB than Lajitas was. Either way, BB requires visitors to make an effort to visit the most interesting sights.

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  4. We didn't get to the town of Terlingua when we were there. Maybe next time.

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  5. Looks like another interesting place to explore we are enjoying your pictures.

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  6. That is one very unique Golf Pro Shop display! The "greens" seem to be missing:)

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  7. It's interesting how the Longhorns have different shapes.
    They could start calling the Greens the Browns.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  8. BJ's looks very similar to the campground we stayed at in Terlingua -- although I think ours may have been even a bit more ummm.....colorful, shall we say? :-)) Interesting collection of longhorns, short horns, and all in-between sizes!

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  9. That sure looks like a lot of Texas campgrounds we have been in:)

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  10. Maybe the cows ate all the GREEN grass🙄

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