No other way to put it – Texas is BIG. Even when you start part way in and are going to the closest western border it still takes a long time. From San Antonio, about a day and a half of comfortable driving to get to Marathon, Tx which is about 40 miles north of Big Bend National Park. I will say this though: as you move across Texas from East to West the landscape is constantly but subtlety changing. Each area with its own special beauty. Flat to rolling hills to rounded mesas to flat with river canyons to mountains with different geology than fifty miles earlier to desert and on and on. Yes it is big and takes a long time to traverse but if you look around you, you will never be bored.
Tomorrow we will go to Big Bend.
Bridge over Pecos River. Highest highway bridge in Texas there is a railroad bridge over the same river that is a bit higher.
Photo of building when in use.
Stovepipe of ‘Courthouse’ building. Note extra ventilation holes. :)