Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, January 7, 2008


After getting veggie oil topped off in Del Rio we went on to Amistad Reservoir which has created over 850 miles of unlikely shoreline out of the brush, chaparral, desert transition zone. The waters have pushed up all the up river canyons and rivers for 74 miles of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo.)
The first day we paddled up a box canyon and into its many fingers. There were lots of free range goats and sheep, wrens, and turtles.
We also passed through Seminole Canyon where we saw the sculpture above against the evening sky. The next day, we put in on the Pecos River and paddled to Parida Cave which has many pictographs within the cave that had been continuously occupied by humans for 6000 years. The photo below is a view out from the cave to the Parida Canyon where we paddled across and into Madre Mexico. The pictograph below was from another cave, one that was grown over and unmarked. It had even more amazing pictographs and I am very grateful that we were able to be in their ancient company. (You will have to blow up the picture below.)

We end the day in Langtry, Tx. Way off the beaten trail for January tourists and filled with the spirit of frontiers.


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