We went back to the same site as 2005 for a good place to set up
the telescope (yellow arrow).
The Indian Lodge is in the center of the
photo. It is about one mile from our camp site.
We had to check out the GPS/laptop system in this area. Note that our camp
site loop is not on the Microsoft Streets & Trips map, but the GPS trail shows the
system is accurate enough to tell that Doris was driving on the right side of the road
Unfortunately, there were a lot of skunks roaming the campground
in the early evening. One walked under my table WHILE I WAS SITTING THERE!!
Exhibit "A" - location where skunk walked under the
table with me in the chair. We later learned that the lights ATTRACT the skunks, not
scare them away!!!
SOOO, I moved to the patio area and Doris watched for the skunks.
Unfortunately, the neighbor put food out for the deer, so I had to work around them
for a few hours.
The deer were not the only creatures that liked the corn.
These animated bacon strips were around most of the evening!
This big ham was roaming the campground at noon on Sunday.
A cute fox near the campground.
He came through near our site one evening.
We had a long visit by a praying mantis on Friday.
View from Indian Lodge toward the campground. Our Bandera
neighbors (Tom & Sue) stayed here when they dropped by on their way home from spending
the summer in San Diego.
A few buzzards bedding down for the night.
There are mule deer everywhere.
This woodpecker was building his winter home!
We hiked up skyline drive one morning. That's Indian Lodge
in the background.
Getting set up on the top of skyline drive. I went there two
nights to avoid the skunks!!
Almost dark enough for photography. The building at the
right of this photo is a communication relay spot which also had Wi-Fi for the lodge.
We went here for higher bandwidth connection (compared to cell phone at camp site).
Even with a little glow from the set sun, the stars really pop out
with these clear, dark skies.
I was recording images of the Cat's Eye
nebula when this picture was taken.
Road cut geology down skyline
drive (starting at the top).
Bike / hike trail to Ft. Davis (Indian Lodge in background).