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Good NY Times article about the park

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Good NY Times article about the park
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:37:24 AM »
One of the better descriptions of the park, border and Boquillas I have read by a non-Texan.   ;)
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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 09:11:10 AM »
Agreed. Not bad for a yank.

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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
One of the better descriptions of the park, border and Boquillas I have read by a non-Texan.   ;)

Yep, it’s a pretty good piece. But I think the author may in fact actually be a Texan: she’s a Senior Editor at Texas Monthly.

Even with that bona fide, I’m still skeptical of her “Golden Eagle roosting on a creosote bush”.  Still, she captured the general feeling of the place. I wonder if the bad December weather she mentions getting stuck in at the beginning of the article was that spell that hit us both last year?


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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 10:19:53 AM »
Quality of the story aside, I'd prefer that the entire Big Bend region be marked on maps as "Beyond here be dragons," and that relatively few people ever know the true story.  Either that, or all the cool people return to visiting New Mexico.
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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Even with that bona fide, I’m still skeptical of her “Golden Eagle roosting on a creosote bush”.  Still, she captured the general feeling of the place. I wonder if the bad December weather she mentions getting stuck in at the beginning of the article was that spell that hit us both last year?

I wondered about the Golden Eagle part too.  I thought the same thing about when she ran into that bad weather.

Quality of the story aside, I'd prefer that the entire Big Bend region be marked on maps as "Beyond here be dragons," and that relatively few people ever know the true story.  Either that, or all the cool people return to visiting New Mexico.

I am with you on that, every time I see an article, good or bad, I wince and wish we could keep it more secret.
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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 10:45:24 AM »
Were they charged "Yankee" prices or did the boat trip to Boquillas go up?  She wrote $10 round trip.

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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:59:46 AM »
We were charged $5 round trip last Labor Day...

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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »
We were charged $5 round trip last Labor Day...

That got my attention as well. I crossed over this past Nov. 1 and it was $5 for the round trip. Also rode in the front of the pick-up to the town by myself with an older gentleman, not in the back, $5 for the round-trip. Was taken back by the drunken tourists at Jose Falcon's pounding margaritas and tequila shots for lunch and talking way, way too loud. Oy, what a bunch of ugly Americans. My opinion.
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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 01:41:34 PM »
My favorite quote:
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the vault toilets are like something out of “Trainspotting.”

And it was "golden eagle resting in some creosote along the side of the road" as opposed to roosting. :ranger:

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Re: Good NY Times article about the park
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
My favorite quot
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the vault toilets are like something out of “Trainspotting.”

And it was "golden eagle resting in some creosote along the side of the road" as opposed to roosting. :ranger:

Good catch. I stand justly corrected, Richard.
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