Ship and Burro
Last spring I arrived in Cozumel, Mexico on a big cruise ship. It was a little different this year.
Pardo the Burro
This time I rode across the Rio Grande in a rowboat and traveled up a dirt road on my buddy Pardo.
Tacos in Boquillas
Only now and then do I pose on a plate for travel photos. I did it once with oysters and maybe once with shrimp. But I was so excited about my visit to the village of Boquillas, that I just had to sit next to these steamy chicken tacos!
Plus, there was a great view!
By the way, I did not have any beer. I like to be extra alert when I'm riding burros!
I like to watch the desert. I found a good spot where I could look over the distant rocky landscape and the sandy ground below.
An Old Corral
Turns out I was sitting in what remains of an old corral. It's hard to picture any animals living in this area near the Mexican border in West Texas.
I found another place to watch the world around me. This wood is from an old fence. Maybe there were cows here once. Or burros. Or horses.
Now you know why I like to watch from high spots. See me? I'm keeping an eye out for snakes.
Not the First Time
I know. I've posed with bluebonnets before. It's a Texas thing. Kids do it and pets and young couples like to climb into beds of bluebonnets for posing.
But I had to drive all the way out to Big Bend National Park to see these.
The bluebonnets start blooming out here a lot earlier. I don't know why, because you can see, it's very desert-y. They also are mucho-sized. Maybe that's because we are very close to the Mexican border. I should have had Beth pose with me. This one was almost as tall as her hip.
I got a nice ride when the breeze started blowing!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.