Texas is SO stinkin' big and beautiful. My word!
The first day was spent on the road, making it to Odessa, TX for the night (land of the oil fields).
Day 2 was a-ma-zing!!
We hit the Monahans Sandhills State Park way out in Monahans, TX...way early to avoid baking desert sun.
What a cardio workout! Crazy and fun.
Next we headed to Balmorhea State Park in Balmorhea, TX to cool off in a real desert oasis!
In the early 1930's, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) used the Solomon Springs to create the world's largest, spring-fed swimming pool.
1.75 acres of crystal clear refreshing swimming!
This V-shaped pool was 30' deep (in the center ) and filled with fish and even turtles!
An oasis in the desert!
Early settlers have used the ancient springs for a rest stop and a way to irrigate the crops in the desert.
Next stop, a scenic drive up into the Davis Mountains State Park (over 5,000 feet above sea level) where we stayed for 3 nights at the Indian Lodge.
Not bad for one day of fun, huh?
More to come...
~ Patty ~