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Travel Blogs from Fort Davis
... daily and she warned us to not leave any food out as they can be aggressive. Bears hadn't been seen here for 3 years. The only animals we ended up seeing were 2 deer outside the trailer window about 5 ft away.
The State Park also had a beautiful lodge that was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Bru, Cohen, and Clare had dinner there while Aimee and Caleb stayed at the trailer ...
... s not bad.
The desert air makes an ideal place for this kind of thing. M-35 and M-3 still
looked good even after all these many light-years! Jupiter and Saturn
shine. I skipped two looks at the moon, cold and lots of people.
Spoiled by good looks at the moon elsewhere. I have to wonder how I
reach these places like these, McDonald's and Kitt's Peak, on nights
Tuesday/Wednesday – March 16 & 17 – Davis Mountain State Park. This park sits in a valley with the Davis Mountains surrounding it. Fort Davis is about three miles down the road with restaurants, gas and the Fort Davis National Historic Site. It cost us $25 for full hookups and cable for the first night and because we had a TX State Park Pass we did not have to pay the entrance fee and our second night cost ...
... while nibbling our dinner. Drove about 20 minutes to the McDonald Observatory. We had bought tickets for 2 programs. The Twilight Program started with a presentation inside with a guy telling us all about planets, stars, etc. It was very interesting and he was a good speaker. The second part of the Twilight program was outside, with an energetic speaker who had kids from the audience be the planets and gave a great demonstration of how the planets move ...
... thrill. The observatory also produces the syndicated radio short entitled "StarDate", which is heard on many National Public Radio stations, and features many interesting and up to date astronomical news items and sightings. When asked if their telescopes were able to pick up the meteor that slammed into Russia recently, our guide informed us that this meteor came completely "out of the blue"!