Experience: Terlingua & Big Bend

Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Go to Terlingua, they said; it’s a ghost town, they said.

During our trip to South Western Texas I made a point to do something that was so Texas. I’ve somehow never been horseback riding in my life, and the desert of Texas felt like the right place for my first experience. We booked a sunset ride at the Big Bend Stables and asked around for advice on what to do near the area before hand. A friend had told us about Terlingua, and plenty of locals suggested it as well calling the “ghost town” a must see.
Personally, I found the place to be in a sort of confused limbo of Nationality and overall vibe. After reading a brief history of the town we found that it has flip-flopped between a Mexican and American territory almost too many times to count; really cool. It has also flitted between being a ghost of a town to being a happening place of prosperity. At present it survives on tourism, allowing guests to spend a few nights in a “renovated” brick home and filling their cars with souvenirs from the lone gift shop.

None the less, it was a cool experience with views you couldn’t beat. Can you believe some of those mountain in the distance are actually Mexico!?
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
After a few hours in the blistering sun we made our way down the road for our sunset ride with Big Bend Stables. Z’s horse was named “Whiskey” (of course) and mine was named “BonBon” and boy, did he love to eat! Despite him stopping for a trail side snack every few moments it was a great first horseback riding experience. And seeing the Texan sun set from the top of a mesa with my love was just the most romantic!
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary
Terlingua & Big Bend photodiary


What do you think of the deep south of Texas? Have you ever been to Big Bend National Park?

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15 responses to “Experience: Terlingua & Big Bend

  1. Oh I love horseback riding. How fun! This looks like a neat place to explore.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. Horseback riding is always SO fun! I forget how much I love it until I’m on a horse!

    Chow Down USA

  3. I’ve never even been to that part of the world, but I’d love to visit it one day! Terlingua looks so beautiful and I adore all the views, the mountain range especially is very impressive. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. x


  4. Lovely photos! I think it’s great to do something ‘traditional’ when visiting a new place. Your so Texas experience sounded pretty fun and how crazy it must have been to see at least a teeny tiny piece of Mexico!!!


  5. Oh my goodness, how fun!!! The pictures are stunning, the sky looks so blue. I hope you enjoyed your very first horse experience, they can definitely temperamental creatures!

    -Dara // http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

  6. What a cool experience. I used to ride horses when I was a little girl but quit because I didn’t want to wear pants in the summertime. Classic. Ha! I loved following along with your trip on Snapchat, but this was a really interesting look into Terlingua. Awesome!

  7. Great pictures! Love your look!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. Anddd I want to go ride a horse! Such a cool experience!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  9. Really cool pics! The horseback riding looks so much fun!


  10. Such cool photos! Never been to Texas, but these pics def make me want to go!


  11. WOW, amazing photos! The sky is so beautiful 🙂

  12. Love your adventures! It really looks like a ghost town! ❤ xxx
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