Last weekend several friends and I drove to west Texas for what was to be a week long visit to Big Bend National Park. Unfortunately we did not have reservations and our visit coincided with “spring break” crowds from around the USA. After one night at the Cottonwood Campground, near Santa Elena Canyon (pictured on the left, Mexico on the left, USA on the right) we were out of luck and had to exit the park…. all the way to Fort Stockton, Texas. Next time, I will plan better and make sure to have a place booked.