I love Big Bend because I was COMPLETELY taken by surprise. The first trip I took was early July 2002 with my 15yr old daughter. We stayed eight days, camping in the Basin. We spent two strategically spaced nights in the Indian Lodge at Fort Davis.... to get a bath, let her call her boyfriend, etc. That was (and still is) the best vacation I have taken. The picture above is in August 2003 when we went back.
That was great bonding time for us and will always be special. I think the century plants and sotols were the most memorable. All of the landscape and plants seemed very different. I fell in love.
I have also mentioned to family members that I would like my ashes scattered in Big Bend.
There is no place like it.