Big Bend National Park
By: Kelsey Ham
Does this look like the Grand Canyon? It's similar, but not the Grand Canyon. The Big Bend is known for this.
The Big Bend entrance. It's like going into a nature wonderland.
Rocks. Rocks. And some more Rocks. It's amazing how the rocks make up an awesome arch.
It's like a nature wonderland, the Big Bend
Hobbit Hot Spring
A long time ago in a place far away, there was a park called the Big Bend, but nobody knew that’s where they were. For a long time ago, people thought they were in a town called Shwentaloo.
Well back in Shwentaloo people were ruled by a god. This god’s name was Hobbit. Hobbit was evil. He was always full of mischief. Hobbit was most powerful when it came to water. He could play with the water all day. Hobbit would make poor people dig holes in the ground. The holes had to be very deep. Once the people were done digging the holes, Hobbit would throw tons of water down the holes. Once in a while the water sprung up. When the water shot up, it was very hot.
The water was so hot people called this hot springs. People called these things the hot springs because the water sprung up and the water was very hot. People despised these hot springs. Whenever they walked and felt a bump on the ground, they had to be very careful. They would never know when the cruel god would “play” with this water. In fact, Hobbit kept making more and more hot springs. For he knew the townsfolk hated these things.
Indeed the people hated them, so the people moved away. The people moved so far away the town doesn’t even have a name.
Hobbit despised living without the Shwentaloo people, so he kept building more and more hot springs. This time Hobbit had to build them himself. Hobbit disliked living by himself. For many years later he was left alone.
Then, people came back and Shwentaloo changed to the Big Bend. Hobbit had finally learned how to treat people kindly.
More and more people come today to the Big Bend because of the kindness Hobbit has shown. Even if you go there today, you can still see the hot springs Hobbit made many years ago.