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Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!

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SHANEA

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Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« on: October 26, 2011, 08:08:00 AM »
I've had a superb meal of their enchiladas before - they do a bang up job.  Don't think I will be joining them for Thanksgiving, but then again, you never know.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/big_bend_ranch/


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Offline MilesOfTexas

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 11:13:32 AM »
Hrmm, now that looks enticing!
"I have an excellent profession, but I don't enjoy it near as much as I do when I am in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by marvelous creations, and efforting to capture what I see and feel so I may share it with others."

-Me 09/12/2011

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 12:40:08 PM »
I've never been to BBRSP before & would really like to join the Thanksgiving dinner.  My schedule is really tight that day though so distance will be the deciding factor for me.  Does anyone know what part of BBRSP the dinner is held at? East or West?  Thanks! Tanya

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 03:07:57 PM »
I've never been to BBRSP before & would really like to join the Thanksgiving dinner.  My schedule is really tight that day though so distance will be the deciding factor for me.  Does anyone know what part of BBRSP the dinner is held at? East or West?  Thanks! Tanya
I would assume it's going to be at Sauceda, in the interior of the park. Contact the park for details to be sure. To get there from Terlingua/Study Butte, you have to go west, then east. Here's what Google says:
http://tinyurl.com/sauceda-map
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SHANEA

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 04:58:11 PM »
Yep, it will be at the bunk house at Sauceda.  If you are going from Big Bend National Park, once you get out of the park at Study Butte - figure 2.5 hours to get to Sauceda at the min.  Lovely drive along the river road - be sure to pull out at the pullouts and enjoy the awesome views.

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 11:31:15 PM »
Thank you all for the info!

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 11:00:19 AM »
Someday.
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 02:42:49 PM »
Someday.

Me too, sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving. 

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 08:11:17 AM »
If you're there over Thanksgiving, here's another activity to add to the calendar:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/big-bend-ranch-state-park-star-party-1

Big Bend Ranch State Park Star Party
Saturday Nov 30, 2013 from 06:45 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us under the spectacularly clear night skies at Big Bend Ranch State Park for viewing Venus, Uranus, Neptune, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and more. Stay over to experience and enjoy this remote and magnificently scenic park to its fullest.

Texas Parks and the Big Bend Astronomers will co-host a public star party for all ages at Big Bend Ranch State Park on Saturday, November 30, 2013. We'll have several telescopes and big binoculars on hand to observe star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and the planets Venus, Uranus, and Neptune. We'll also be pointing out constellations and other objects easily visible to the unaided eye from a dark-sky location like BBRSP. Dress warmly!

Participants will gather at the Sauceda Headquarters at 6:45 pm. Sauceda is located in the interior of BBRSP about 1.5 hours drive over a dirt /gravel road from Presidio. The park entry fee for 13 years and over is $5.00 per person. All are encouraged to stay over at Sauceda to have ample time to enjoy the park. Lodging can be reserved by calling 512-389-8919 and meal requests need to be made at least one week in advance by calling Sauceda directly at 432-358-4444.

We look forward to sharing our Park Stars with you!

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 09:40:48 PM »
I was there last year.  I recommend.

If there's no burn ban, they might even build a fire. 
It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2013, 11:20:54 PM »
Been out there for Thanksgiving a couple times - the food is fantastic!  Can be a bit crowded.  Folks come down from as far as Alpine and Ft. Davis just to eat.

The star parties are also great - usually out at the air field.  When there is no moon it is as dark as dark can be.  Many local astronomers bring their scopes - very nice gear.

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 07:19:35 PM »
    We are sorry to announce that the Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch State Park has been cancelled due to power outages.

    Camping is still allowed, but all facilities and lodging are without electricity and water. Please contact the Barton Warnock Visitor Center at (432) 424-3327 or Fort Leaton SHS at (432) 229-3613, between 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m., for camping check-in information, and the most recent conditions.

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Re: Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at Big Bend Ranch!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 01:03:32 PM »
The dinner was held after all!  We were lucky enough to drop by the bunkhouse to change/renew our camping spot and found that it was being served, so we took advantage!  Met the park Superintendent, very nice fellow, later he told us to take a plate to-go also, as they were shutting down and had plenty of leftovers.  It was a great meal!

 


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