We are planning a trip this spring to Texas. I had read about a scenic drive along the Rio Grande river close to Big Bend Nat. Park. We would love to do this drive but I was wondering if any of the members from Texas know if this is still safe to drive? Thanks for any help.
We drove it in our toad in 2008 and saw no reason to be afraid to travel it at that time. Maybe some others have later updates. Awesome seanery if you like open spaces, quiant towns, old movie set, mountain passes etc. :approve:
Well hope I never give Tex a reason to tell me "I told you so" :laugh: . If we never go where there may be danger we will stay away from most all cities I was worried when I went through Miami, El Paso and crossing into Cal :laugh: . What about the terroist in NY or DC. Are we going to allow them to win or will we continue to enjoy our freedom to go where we want? Just use the caution you would anywhere and travel with others when possible. Keep your vehicle locked when traveling and let no one in for any reason. Do not walk trails alone as I did. Met a Mexican and had a very interesting talk with him. He was trying to sell trinkets he made. He probably wondered why I kept my hand in my jacket pocket. No way would I travel in Old Mexico.
well once again I find myself agreeing with Nash, dang he is smart. Anyway stay away from the hot spots, no reason to put you are the family in a bad situation. We travel in Texas top and bottom and enjoyed it so much that we are planning on going back this fall. Yes there are hidden terrorist cell all over the USA but will that stop us from doing what we love, (NO) just be careful and watch your surrounding, keep your MH locked with traveling and parked and always take some protection along with you . I carry a JUDGE 410 pistol 5 shot, at close up there will be only one statement give, case closed. Just be careful out there
Aw Tex don't tell me that No wonder I couldn't find any cowboys still riding horses while there. Did run across a tall lean fellow wearing a stetson while rambling around the NM out of the way deserted gold mines. Also had on boots and even a big old six shooter on his side. No horse though :laugh:
We drove it in Jan 06 we didn't have any trouble at all. Although they did have a shoot out about the time we came Thur Laredo the Law enforcement and the Mex drug cartel were going at it.We read about it after we got down to Mission. West of Del Rio on 90 is a nice Campground we Stay their a few days. Del Rio has a real nice Chill's and they server Texans size meals. as you enter the Big Ben you are about 30 miles from Panther Junction and they have a Post Office Ranger Station Their.
We made this beautiful drive last March. If your concerned with safety, I believe you will be safer here than in any large city. We passed Border Patrol agents about every 8-10 miles and also they have tethered blimps watching the border. Now if you chose to get out and hike some of the great trails don't stumble, trip or just get clumsy because it will take some time to get medical attention.
This is just my opionion. Its always prudent to use good judgement wherever you travel.