Initially, we were only going to stay near Big Bend National Park for only two days. (I know that is not nearly enough time) Had we stuck to our original plans, we would have missed the most challenging and rewarding hike of our journey.
We intended to possibly squeeze in one full day hike which we did at the Lost Mine Trail
and a couple of other half day hikes. Then it was on our way west towards California. The weather on our intended route was horrible, not to mention dangerous. (Well everywhere except where we were in Terlingua, TX) Only 1.5 hours northwest was seeing wind gusts of 30+ mph and above, heavy rain, flash flooding etc. As any seasoned RV'er knows, wind gusts that high and crosswinds especially can be detrimental to a tall, lightweight trailer box. We had to adjust plans, recalculate, and determine that it was best to stay where we were for the next 3 days until the storms passed.
After checking availability at the RV park for extended days, we regrouped and changed our agenda.