As we were preparing to leave, I was struck by the following message, on the wall near the exit:
In case you find it hard to read, it says "According to Indian legend, when the Great Creator made the earth and finished placing the stars in the sky, the birds in the air, and the fish in the sea, there was a large pile of rejected stony materials left over. Finished with His job, He threw this into one heap and made the Big Bend." -- Ross Maxwell, geologist and first superintendent, Big Bend National Park.
Great minds -- ancient Indians', Ross Maxwell's, and mine -- run in the same channel, don't you think?