Monthly Archives: February 2016

Big Bend National Park November 2015


Got back to Big Bend National Park over Thanksgiving 2015.  No mountain lion sightings but we did see some bears.

I did my favorite hike in a new order: Blue Creek Canyon up to South Rim and then down Pinnacles. The hoodoos in Blue Creek Canyon were gorgeous in the morning sun and the grasses on Pinnacles trail were golden in the afternoon sun.

We got to the hot springs during the day and found the short 1 mile hike up  and around the bluff very lovely.

We had the most beautiful weather 70s and 40s and a few awesome cloud viewings.

And I finally got to walk into Santa Elena’s Canyon, just spectacular.

More photos

Past Big Bend Trips

Tips for walking The Camino Part 3- My Favorites


A few of my favorite places on the Camino.

Trabadelo: Albergue Camino y leyenda- one of my favorite places; Pio and Ana were wonderful and place was so tranquil.

Astorga- I would like to go back as we didn’t have much time here. Palace designed by Gaudi is here.

If you go the Samos route- Albergue De C. F. Luiso is in Luiso just after Tricastela, it is worth the extra walk. Samos was amazing and I would like to go back at stay at the monastery

Fisterra- Hotel Langosteira LOVED THIS PLACE. it has several creative reuse elements in the hotel and is just beautiful.

Muxia- Bella Muxia was rich with history and beautiful design.

Here are few flickr albums, followed by a few of my favorite photos.

Spain Art and Creative Reuse

Spain Food

Spain Flowers Plants and Animals

Buen Camino!