>I am still in quite a bit of discomfort in my back and knees, so I am once again digging up some of my favorite posts over the last few months. My friend in San Angelo, Texas, Bob Zeller, is taking another trip to the Big Bend area of Texas. So, I wanted to re-post this article as Bob and his lovely bride of 56 years, Ann, get packed up and ready to hit the road again. I can assure you that Bob will return with a great story of his trip as well as some outstanding photos of this incredible part of Texas. In the meantime, enjoy this great account of Bob’s last trip to Big Bend and the stunning photos he took while there.

This post originally appeared on “Three States Plus One” on November 6, 2010

Photo from Bob’s Big Bend Adventure**

Texas is about 267,000 square miles of Bad Ass. I have traveled about four-fifths of those 267,000 square miles. The one-fifth of Texas I haven’t seen is the area in and around the Big Bend. Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’ll make that trip with wife and little girls next summer. However, a good friend of mine, Bob Zeller at Texas Tweeties recently took a trip to the Big Bend with his lovely wife, Ann. I like Bob and all, but I gotta tell you, he married up.Way up. 🙂 Now where was I? Bob…trip…Ann….oh,yeah, so Bob and Ann take this trip to the Big Bend. Bob wrote a bit of commentary about the trip and he took loads of photos that illustrate the rugged, unspoiled beauty of this part of Texas and serialized it on his blog. So far, there are five installments of Bob’ writings and photos, with each one more breathtaking than the last. If you’ve never been to this part of Texas or if you’ve been a hundred times, you are sure to find something new in Bob’s posts. Give ’em a read and let your imagination run wild with thoughts of cowboys and the Indians that roamed these mountains and prairies that are still just as wild and untamed as they were hundreds of years ago.

Here are the keys to Bob’s Place:

Go forth and explore Bob’s Big Adventure to the Big Bend and check out the outstanding photos. And while you’re over at Bob’ place, I think you’d like to think about ordering one of his Texas Tweeties 2011 calendars. Aside from the magnificent photography you’d expect from Bob, the calendars are very sturdy, not that cheap ass paper you get at your local retailer. Just to remind you, I do not receive any remunerations for hawking Bob’s calendar. 1) I have one so I know of what I speak when I describe it. 2) Bob put in countless hours getting the photos in the calendar. Birds ain’t like a dog, they don’t come to you when you whistle. 3) Bob is my friend and having gotten to know him over the last couple months, I have great respect and admiration for him 4) He’s from Michigan, yet he chooses to be a Texan. That alone is reason enough to respect the man.
5) I am all about helping a friend.

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