For the next two weeks I’m having a photo blog of our trip to the Rocky Mountains.
The first day we left Austin in the evening and drove to Fort Stockton, in west Texas. I didn’t count that first day. But the next morning in Fort Stockton, I was the first one up, so I took a walk around the campsite. It was just an ugly campsite in the middle of nowhere, for people on their way from somewhere to somewhere else, but there was a very short trail into the desert. The sun wasn’t up yet, so I was hoping to see some critters.
After plucking dozens of tiny spikes out of my fingers with tweezers, we took off. Further west, and then north clear across New Mexico. It was sad not to have any time to visit our favorite spots and some undiscovered ones, but it had to be done to get to Colorado. I did take some pictures at a rest stop, though.
That’s a fine series you shot there! Just don’t try to pick any more cactus(ses?) 😉
I learned the hard way about the tiny spines on the fruit of the prickly pear, too. They’re amazingly painful for such tiny things, aren’t they? And really difficult to remove since their almost invisible. Love the photos and looking forward to more. Hope you’re having a fun, relaxing vacation.