20190127_145056 Instructions for making an instrument out of a plastic bottle
20190127_144731 Playing the bottle-and-membrane instrument
20190127_144631 Inserting a straw into the hole in the bottle
20190127_144507 Putting paper tube into the bottle's narrow end
20180314_155708 Big Bend Ranch State Park interior landscape
One day we drove deep into the interior of the Big Bend Ranch State Park, which is hundreds of miles across. We wanted to see if one of the park's most prominent features, an extinct volcano called El Solitario, may be visible from one of the hills. That was a naive hope, because El Solitario is very far into the park interior, and the roads that lead to it require special vehicles for driving; you can't get there in a car. And all the hills look the same from a distance, so we couldn't really hope to see it from afar, especially since it doesn't stand out in the landscape. But we nevertheless saw many beautiful hills, like these.