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Big Bend Author Spotlight: Elizabeth A. Garcia

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  Love this quote from the archives of the mysterious internet, “We lose ourselves in books we find ourselves there too.” So true. Here’s my spotlight on Big Bend Author: Elizabeth A. Garcia What kind of books does she write? I would say her books are fun full of Big Bend love enduring characters dramatic […]

Sleep Under the Most Beautiful Skies in Texas . . . Uniquely Big Bend

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Featuring Uniquely Big Bend Beautiful Night Skies. Over here in Big Bend, West Texas, we have views in abundance. When the sun sets it may surprise some that the views – even in “darkness” – is something to see. Something to witness, admire, and be in utter awe of. It is a world beyond your […]

Guest Post: The Diamond-Beaked Rockpecker

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~ Originally Published on Elizabeth A Garcia’s blog: September 11, 2014 ~ It started as a starry-eyed love for the Rio Grande and the jaw-dropping scenery that surrounds it. Before I knew it, I was buying a river rafting outfit. Having a company that exists to help people have fun has got to be the […]

Big Bend National Park: Inspiration on Instagram

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“Big Bend National park is preserved, protected, and almost as wild as the day it was made. It’s the essence of Texas as we like to think of it — a gift to Texas and a gift to the nation.” ~ a dear quote I love from Big Bend National Park Impressions (Farcountry Press). Have […]

Guest Blog: Coming Home

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~ Originally Published on Elizabeth A Garcia’s blog: July 10, 2013 ~ When I first decided to get away for a while, I only meant to experience the west, not have it invade my heart and soul. Somewhere on the list of national parks and other places I couldn’t wait to visit was a vague […]

Ocotillo Obsession Series 01. Vibrant Blooms

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In this first of my “Ocotillo Obsession” series,  I am featuring my progressive shots of the vibrant ocotillo blooms. OCOTILLO Fouquieria splendens Origin of “Ocotillo” — Aztec-derived “ocote” refers to a pine that was used to make torches. Therefore the name “ocotillo” refers to a “torch”! Imagine a spring day, in the desert . . […]

Uniquely Big Bend: Alpine Public Library

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On my last post I shared some “Library Love” as well as fond childhood memories. It was a post long overdue. Author, Rita Mae Brown, said it simply and best.   “Oh where, oh where will our libraries go? Oh where, oh where would we be? . . . “ I homeschool two little ones. Nursery rhyming […]

4 Things to Learn on the Most Scenic Road in Texas

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Post by Visit Big Bend.   This “Big Bend Fun Fact” spurs this post on the “Farm to Market Road 1-70.” Locals refer to this stretch of highway lovingly as “River Road” or the “Canyon Road.” It runs along the Rio Grande River, where the opposite shore is a view of the mountain vistas of […]

Marfa Love: Past & Present Contemporary Art in Marfa

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You never know when you’ll need your camera out. Especially in Big Bend Country. A buffalo was on the side of the road one night. It was huge. In my wildest dreams, I would have gotten a picture of that, but actually it was much too intimidating to stop for. Maybe behind the fence, but […]

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Warning - will take your breathe away . . .Had the honor of floating the Rio Grande River with Teddy Roosevelt IV, Senator Udall, and a group from American Rivers to make a film about the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Really proud of this short film and honored to help American Rivers help keep water flowing in our watersheds. Massive thanks to everyone who made this possible and especially the great team who knocked out the filming, editing, post, and composition: Austin Alvarado John Aldrich Hillary Pierce Nina Vizcarrondo Alex Winker Will Springstead Adrian Quesada Korey Kaczmarek Katy Baldock Amy Souers Kober Sinjin Eberle ... See MoreSee Less

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