Friday, February 22, 2008
End of Day - Big Bend Parking Lot
That part of Texas had a wonderfully wet summer 2 years ago and we were there to enjoy some of it. It was hot and dusty several hours later, but we still got to enjoy the blessing of rain.
Another lesson in geography for the Texas uninitiated: Big Bend National Park is in the far South West reaches of Texas and consists of over 800,000 acres of extreme topography: from desert to river basin to high moutain rain forest. The vistas are endless and the remote location makes you feel as is you have stepped away from civilization and journeyed far farther that you have in actuality.
It takes a lot of effort and planning to get there - even for those of us who LIVE in Texas. I am looking forward to going back there, though, because we barely scratched the surface on our first visit.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
(There are over 300 mentions of mountains in the Bible - could this be one reason why so many people are attracted to them???)