Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

Sharing is caring!


Windmill among the Texas scrub

Forlorn windmill along a lonesome stretch of Texas highway

This photo is not the prettiest shot you will see on this website by far. This comes from the desolate stretch of highway between Fort Stockton, Texas and Big Bend National Park. There is nary a town or place to stop along this lonesome stretch of highway. It is mostly flat, but you do get some hills as you get closer to the Chisos Mountains.

I like this photo because the abandon windmill sticking up in the middle of nowhere emphasis the emptiness of the scenery yet contrasts with the bright sun. Abandon buildings often give off an interesting vibe. They are not beautiful, but they make for an interesting subject. The same can be said with abandon barns and silos.

This scene is also a contrast to what is coming up in the road ahead. Big Bend National Park is one of the most amazing places I have ever hiked in. It rivals the beauty of the Grand Canyon, but due to its remote nature, it gets a fraction of the visitors as many other national parks get.

Adventure On!

The goal of Traveling Ted is to inspire people to outdoor adventure travel and then provide tips on where and how to go. If you liked this post then enter your email in the box to get email notifications for each new entry. Daily travel photos are excluded from your email in order to not flood you with posts. There is no spam and email information will not be shared. Other e-follow options include Facebook (click on the like box to the right) or twitter (click on the pretty bird on the rainbow above).

On the right sidebar is a donate button. If you would like to donate in order to support the site, it would be appreciated. All donations would cover travel expenses and improvements to make the site better.