Briginning our Road Trip – Three days – Reno to Big Bend National Park

We left early Sunday Morning, May 18 on our six week road trip through the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala. So far it has been three very long days of driving. But it is fun to be on the road again!

Sunday we drove from Reno to Kingman, Arizona, 550 miles. Driving the length of Nevada you see a lot of mountains and desert and not much else. When we got hungry we agreed that we would stop for lunch when we saw a tree. It took a while but here we are having our picnic lunch.




On Monday we drove 580 miles to Las Cruces, New Mexico.. Driving through Arizon the Saguaro Cactus were blooming and there were lots of bees buzzing around them.




Our hotel in Las Cruces, The Encanta, had an  outdoor bar with an incongruous elegant ambiance. We had a drink and watched the sunset.




 Today, Tuesday we drove from Las Cruces to Lajitas on the Texas, Mexican border. Just 350 miles today so we got here mid afternoon. We stopped for lunch in Alpine, Texas.


Tonight we are staying at a beautiful resort right on the Rio Grande. It was extremely hot when we arrived. Around 100. We ate dinner on a verada overlooking the mountains and watched thunderstorms come in. Then it started to rain and the temp dropped about 20 degrees. It was magical.



Tomorrow we explore Big Bend National Park and will spend the night in Laredo, Texas.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

One thought on “Briginning our Road Trip – Three days – Reno to Big Bend National Park”

  1. Your hotel looks very grand and elegant. Like it was conjured up from the Alhambra. Glad to hear that you are making significant progress. Miss you here!


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