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Thanksgiving in Texas -- Nov. and Dec. 2010

Day 22, December 05. We lounged around the campground eating breakfast, relaxing, and chasing the Tufted Flycatcher with visiting birders. We met The Texas Ladies, three hard-cord birders from Fort Worth who had driven all night to get here. They were very excited to find the bird, and a kick in the pants to meet. When we got of camp after noon, we drove east to Boquillas Canyon Overlook and chatted with a newly arrived Border Patrol agent. He transferred in from the hot zone along the New Mexico - Arizona and was liking his quiet new assignment. We then hiked down river as far as possible into Boquillas Canyon, and later hiked to the hot springs upriver a ways. I enjoyed the water, which seemed to relieve some of the numbness in my finger, and Liz sat and watched the 8-9 of us in the water. We ended the day with a great camp dinner and plans to head for the Chisos Mountains (the high elevation campground in the park) in the morning. As I type this at 9:30 PM, I hear javelina grunting in the darkness ...

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Tent tied between boulders and the car due to wind
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Birding with the Texas Ladies
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River overlook
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Border Patrol is always on the lookout
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Boquillas Canyon
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Boquillas Canyon
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Historic structures
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Rio Grande hot spring
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Rocks and lots of cactus
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Liz examining petroglyphs
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They do make things bigger here in Texas
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Raccoon tracks in mud along the river

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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