John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Big Bend Natl Pk, TX

We stopped at the Boquillas Overlook to get an overview of the city in Mexico. Now we headed to #11 Boquillas Canyon Trail for a mile hike. From this trail you get a great view of the Rio Grande River and the entrance to the Boquillas Canyon. Also there are holes in the rocks where long ago people would ground their meal in. Since we are so close to Mexico, people cross the river and set up little stores with walking sticks and molded metal sculptures. They leave a bottle with a rock in it to put the payment if you buy something.

With our hike done, we headed to the legal border crossing. After talking to them they sent us down a path to the river where a man from Mexico came across in his rowboat. It’s 5.00 per person round trip in the rowboat. We could walk across the river but it’s about 3 feet deep, muddy and about 40 feet wide. So we took the rowboat. We paid the singing man – Victor and he gave us our return ticket. Now we can walk the mile to the town of Boquillas or get a burrow ride for 5.00 per person round trip. We paid Pino for the burrow ride and he got us set up. He walked with us for the mile and we asked about him and his town. When we arrived in town, he organized our burrows and he was our guide for our time in town. We walked through the town of about 150 people. They use solar power throughout the city. Pino showed us the schools, church, hospital, some shops and the 2 restaurants. We stopped at the one run by his cousin. I had beef tacos, John had tamales and we all had a couple cervazas. Out visit over, Pino got us back on our burrows and we headed to the river. John had an extra burrow tag along. We gave Pino 10.00 as a thank you for the tour and took the rowboat back to the USA.

Now we headed home and did some reading and relaxing. We had a couple cocktails outside and Magic and Roadrunner joined us. Then we took a nice walk to the back our our campground and saw a Black Hawk and it’s nest, a Vermilion Flycatcher bird and a couple of big Jackrabbits. A nice day now for a movie.
Hiking Album

Mexico Album