Spring has run us past and brought summer to our door. May has been full of Texas storms making everything green and lush. We welcomed the season on our anniversary weekend with a trip to the far west Texas desert. The nights were still cool and the barren mountains beautiful. We were too early to see much of the river; instead we ran across dry creek beds and climbed to dizzying heights at Santa Ellana’s Canyon in Big Bend. We spent three days wrapped in each other surrounded by a natural beauty neither of us expected to love and it was perfect.