One of our goals as a family is to travel to all the National Parks. We have made quite the dent so far in this endeavor and since we live in Denton, Texas, the next park to cross off our list was Big Bend National Park. To get to this park, we had an 8-hour drive ahead of us (keep in mind this is just to the entrance of the park on the North side). Since we traveled here during December, we had more time to enjoy the journey and so we broke the drive into two days, stopping in Midland, Texas 5 hours into the drive. Midland has a few gems I will talk about below and then we will talk about the amazing hikes and cool photo opportunity we had during our visit to Big Bend National Park and of course, where to stay!