March 12 – 13, 2012
After hesitantly leaving Big Bend I stopped by Langtry TX on my way to Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site. Langtry is the town named by and run by judge Roy Bean. If you remember your history judge Roy had a powerful crush on Lilly Langtry. They have a great Texas visitor information center and native plant gardens as well as the old buildings from Roy Bean’s era, including the Jersey Lilly saloon. For more info visit http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Texas_ghost_towns/Langtry_Texas/Langtry_Texas.htm.
|The Jersey Lilly Saloon Langtry TX|
|Interior of the Jersey Lilly Saloon|
|Yucca just beginning to bloom|
|Yucca in full bloom|
|Cactus in bloom|
Then it was on to Seminole Canyon State Park to meet Linda and Carole. Tuesday was a cloudy, drizzly day so we spent a lot of time in the visitor center. This is an area of Texas where many pictographs from early cave dwellers have been found. There is also fossil evidence of Wooly Mammoths and other prehistoric wildlife and vegetation. The visitor center takes you from the prehistory days to modern times in this area of Texas. The displays are well done and the park offers guided tours down into the canyon to view the pictographs and fossils. They suggest you are in good physical condition to take the tour. I photographed the replicas of the pictographs in the visitor center.
|View of Seminole Canyon from the Visitor Center including Clouds and Drizzle|
|Cave in Seminole Canyon on a cloudy, drizzly day.|