Big Bend was beautiful -- I'm so glad I decided to overcome my fear of peeing outside and my general dislike of bugs and sleeping on the ground to go camping for a few days. Of course no pictures ever do any big awesome nature experience justice, but I tried. There were lots of landscapes, plants, pictures of me that I took myself, hiking, camping, spiders (okay not lots of spiders, but definitely one big one), and friends.
I'm still slowly getting back to "real life," but luckily that feeling of deep relaxation has stayed with me for a few days. Yay for vacation!
[Exhaustive photographic evidence here]