This past weekend we took a beautiful weekend fall trip in Texas, which can be hard to do! We don’t have many places that have incredibly beautiful fall leaves, but we love to find areas that do.
First, I want to share a little pumpkin carving inspiration.
Everyone has been asking about this years pumpkins! We went with a Ghostbuster’s theme (of course). Mine was the new, scary looking ghost. My husband did the who ya gonna call? sign. They lasted a total of one day this year due to our exceptionally warm temperatures this year. But we had a blast doing it. And Ruger loves when we carve pumpkins because he is a TOTAL pumpkin addict!
I always get a little bummed out this time of year because it continues to stay warm, so our fall colors don’t really appear until mid-November. My husband and I decided to take a little weekend fall trip in Texas to the west Texas mountains. And we did see some beautiful fall colors in the canyons so it was worth it!
We really love road trips, so this was the perfect getaway for us!
When we lived in California years ago, we would take long road trips back to Texas to visit a few times a year. We would drive at least 24 hours straight too and it was the best time! This trip was nostalgic of those long road trips 🙂
How perfect is that leaf? They had these all over the canyons!
Most of the leaves were still two toned with little pieces of green in them, but I love that look!
In the middle of West Texas, you rarely see water. This stream was flowing naturally, and it was freezing cold water too! The water was so clear and pretty.
One of the neatest things we saw was this mule deer. She ran right in front of us when we were walking along the trail. I got out my camera to take a picture, but she had disappeared. As we started walking further, she came back and walked up really close to us ! She stood there watching us for awhile too, so I got a lot of pictures!
When you finally reach the canyon, there is this really old rock cabin that was built during the great depression and made completely out of rocks, even the roof. The man who built it discovered the canyon in the 1920s and couldn’t believe there was an oasis like that in the middle of the dessert. The cabin isn’t lived in anymore since the land belong to the National Park Service, but it was really neat!
It was a fun trip and so nice to just hang out together without any outside distractions. I had zero cell phone service while we were there, so I was completely unplugged from social media! Such a nice change 🙂
If you every head to west Texas, be sure to check out Mckittrick Canyon.
I hope you have a fun Halloween!