On Thursday morning, Feb.28, we peeked outside and saw 3 javelinas (in the wild pig family) grazing in a nearby campsite. (Caroline and Cora love chattering about the javelinas!) We set out to explore Boquillas Canyon, but 1st stopped at the overlook to see the small town perched atop the bank just across the Rio Grande. More trinket souvenirs!
|2 nationals & their dog setting out their store|
|Across the river, the Mexicans relax & observe|
|Boquillas del Carmen village in the background|
The Boquillas Canyon Trail was a short hike to a lovely spot. Shannon and Riley skipped rocks while the girls piled smooth stones for a bridge. Here you could be serenaded by a singing Mexican....for a donation.
|This fellow on the right asked if we wanted a Christian song, then hollered across to his friend on the other side who was sitting on top of a boulder that bellowed "Gracias a Dios"|
|Lessons on skipping stones|
|Yay! Our stone bridge & island|
Riley trucked up a sandy patch to explore a cave-like opening in the side of the canyon.
|You can barely see Riley about 1/2 way down the large sandy spot, on the left near the rocks|
On our way back to the campground was the trailhead to 3 paths. As we started out a man told us to stay on the dry riverbed about 2 miles until we entered a canyon. It was difficult to walk on the stones so on the return trip 3 small girls rode piggyback!
|At the opening of the canyon|
With such a big morning, we opted for 2 meals plus popcorn and oranges (after sunset on the Rio Grande Nature Trail -again-!)
|our campground in the top right corner|