tarantula in Big Bend National Park

Tarantulas!

All through my formative years, my aunt and uncle had a pet tarantula. A strange choice of pet, no doubt, but Uncle Jim loves the Desert Southwest more than just about anyone else I know, so I guess it made...

Bugsy at Terlingua Jail

One day in Terlingua, TX

How do I describe Terlingua… It’s a tiny ghost town in the desert with nightly live music and delicious margaritas. It’s famous for its annual chili cookoff–which is actually two competing cookoffs, and one giant party–every November. It’s a surprising...