Finally, I'm sitting down and writing a new post. I know you guys have been anticipating this event all week...
This Friday finds me singing about hills. Last week I told you about a hilly running course and some of you turned up your noses and accused Texas of NOT having hills.
Well, I'll show YOU. There is a song about the Texas hills:
The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in the hills of Texas
The prairie sky is wide and high
Deep in the hills of Texas....
The lyrics are DEEP IN THE HEART not DEEP IN THE HILLs. Here's the song, you silly geek:
OK. That's a cute video but now I have to start all over on my post.
Seriously, folks, I'd like to introduce you to hilly Guadalupe Mountains National Park out in west Texas. Yes, I said mountains. Hubby and I visited this park as part of a trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. It's about an hour's drive from Carlsbad.
We hiked on a trail through one of the canyons. It was a hot day so anything to block the sun was welcome. I thought I had found a photo of the hike but it was a photo from Zion National Park.
I can't leave you without some idea of the beauty of the Texas high desert:
El Capitan. See you at the top!
That's OK. I didn't make it either.
Let's just enjoy the view from here.
After the hike, we headed back to Carlsbad. Evil Twin insisted on a side trip to Roswell to check on her alien friends. I was concerned. I wanted to get back before dark because I think she made plans for a moonlight serenade with her favorite Martian.
A few years after our visit, Hubby and I started reading Nevada Barr's mystery novels set in National Parks featuring always-finding-trouble Ranger Anna Pigeon. Sure enough, Ms. Barr has a story that takes place in GUMO (Guadalupe Mountains National Park). The book is Track of the Cat. The "cat" is a mountain lion. Had I known about the mountain lions, I might not have gone on that hike!
If you haven't read her series and you like mysteries, give them a try. She will put you right there in the parks with her and you might not want to put it down until you find out what's happening.
Yes, there are hills....and big hearts in Texas.
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!