Compared to Houston, West Texas is like another country.
It is wide open spaces with rolling hills and deep canyons.
It is where animals roam free
and cactus blooms add their own kind of beauty. As you can see, they are for looking, not touching!
There’s not much to do in most of West Texas, but if you like to be away from it all and experience the great outdoors, Cibolo Creek Ranch, literally in the middle of nowhere, is perfect.
The decor fits the environment, rustic with wonderful accents.
While at the ranch, it’s OK to take siestas on the inviting sleeping porch
or lounge by the pool under blue Texas sky.
Before the day gets too hot, going with a ranch hand to explore the surrounding area is a real adventure.
The ride is teeth jarring and can be a little scary as the trail gets a bit close to the edge.
It appears that the craggy landscape is best handled by mountain goats who seem nonplussed by its roughness.
Though pretty desolate now, there is evidence that the area was once occupied, likely by Indians who were tough enough to survive its challenges.
As amazing as the sights are,
it’s good to get back to the ranch for a refreshing pause. A stay at the Cibolo Creek Ranch doesn’t make the west seem too wild.
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