Road Runners to visit the wide open spaces of Big Bend country


Vicki Baker

Venture into the wide-open spaces with Road Runners as we go to Big Bend National Park along with specially planned visits to Midland, Fort Davis and San Antonio. This seven-day adventure is sure to please with historical highlights from the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum to the Presidential Museum in Fort Stockton. We’ll look at the stars in the night sky during a special stargazing party at the McDonald Observatory.

Tour Big Bend National Park with an expert guide. The park covers more than 800,000 acres of rugged Chihuahuan Desert wilderness and is the only National Park containing an entire mountain range – the Chisos. You will learn about the geology, trees, mammals, birds, plants, and other wildlife of the area. Enjoy a special lunch in Terlingua, home of the original Chili Cook-off.

Enjoy a two-night stay at the Lajitas Golf Resort, a 27,000-acre Texas resort famous for its solitude, natural beauty, and rugged desert environment. The resort features a world class 18-hole golf course designed by PGA Hall of Fame golfer, Lanny Wadkins. The resort also offers clay shooting, horseback riding, spa services, swimming pools and a movie theater.

On the return home, overnight in San Antonio along the Riverwalk. Visit the Gage Gardens and the Alamo. Continue the journey home with a stop in Gruene for lunch at the Grist Mill.

From the wide-open wilderness to the wide-open skies, you’re sure to find your moment of awe during this tour.

The date is September 13-19. Price: $1679 per person, double occupancy; guaranteed share program. Activity level is a two. Sign-up by July 10, 2018.

Just a reminder, to enjoy this fabulous trip, you must be a Road Runners member. Visit our website at