Travel Blogs from Fort Davis, United States

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On Top Of The World, Fort Davis and Balmorhea, United States travel blog

On Top Of The World

A travel blog entry by patry

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... we couldn't see all of it.  We weren't sure how southwest we wanted to go but had read enough about McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis to know we wanted to go there. As we drove along the highway we saw lots of vultures circling overhead and more and ...

News Flash! Please Stand By., Fort Davis, United States travel blog

News Flash! Please Stand By.

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... . I had a big audience when I was getting ready to leave.   I wanted to be gone before 8 am for the drive to Fort Davis, Texas. The McDonald Observatory is located at the top of two peaks in the Davis Mountains. Check out the website at ...

The Darkest Place in The United States, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

The Darkest Place in The United States

A travel blog entry by jacobsims

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We went to the McDonald Obseratory, it was near Fort Davis, Texas.  It is on top of a big mountain.  We left at 11:30am and got there at 1:45 pm.  The tour started at 2pm and ended at 4:30pm.  We toured two big telescopes and watched ...

Where Ranchers Meet Astronomers!, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Where Ranchers Meet Astronomers!

A travel blog entry by 2pcgrads

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... and latitude provided a greater viewing spectrum but, most importantly, it happened to be the darkest place in the Continental United States (and still is!), because the area has the least amount of artificial light pollution. The observatory has several ...

Davis Mt SP/Fort Davis/McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Davis Mt SP/Fort Davis/McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill

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... 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 ...

Back to Texas, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Back to Texas

A travel blog entry by kbandjb

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... , 6/1/11 Short Version: - El Paso just ahead. - We visit an old friend. - Jill gets us on the wrong path. -  Davis Mountains State Park is toast. Long Version: Today, we awoke to a bright new morning in the mid 50's and glad that ...

The Star Party was a dazzler, McDonald ObservatoryTexas, United States travel blog

The Star Party was a dazzler

A travel blog entry by tenntrek

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On our last of two nights at Davis Mountains we drove 13 miles to the McDonald Observatory to be part of their evening "Star Party."  Observatory staff hosted. We sat in an outdoor ampitheater while a staff member with a powerful laser pointer showed ...

Another Good Stop!, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Another Good Stop!

A travel blog entry by billandteena

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... Star Party at McDonald's Observatory, even under a full moon it's not bad.   http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/davis-mountains The desert air makes an ideal place for this kind of thing. M-35 and M-3 still looked good even after all ...

Day 20:  Van Horn, TX to Fort Davis, TX, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Day 20: Van Horn, TX to Fort Davis, TX

A travel blog entry by kedd

Day 20: Van Horn, Texas to Fort Davis, Texas (89.5 miles; 6:56) Today's ride was the hardest ride of my life ... even harder than the 116 mile ride to Silver City. The first 19 miles were on another brutal frontage road that just jarred every bone in ...

Still don't know what a Javalina is?, Fort Davis Texas, United States travel blog

Still don't know what a Javalina is?

A travel blog entry by tenntrek

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... out in the RT on a down day.  Leaving Van Horn we drove south on Texas Route 90 to Marfa TX on our way to Davis Mountains State Park. I'd made on line reservations from Van Horn, not wanting to take a chance that this state park would be overrun by ...

Stars of the West, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Stars of the West

A travel blog entry by travelswithduke

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Only a short drive up a scenic loop drive from Alpine lies Fort Davis TX.  The scenery on the loop drive must have been where all of those old western movies were shot.  The second half of the loop is at 6300 feet and the surrounding ...

McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

McDonald Observatory

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... an altitude of 2,070 m (6,790 ft). The summit of Mt. Locke, accessed by Spur 78 (which we stayed at the Davis Mountains State Park, just south), is the highest point on Texas highways.  The Harlan J. Smith Telescope, also on Mt. ...

West Texas Here We Come!, Fort Davis, TX, United States travel blog

West Texas Here We Come!

A travel blog entry by dhkidd

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... the room, then I went to the game room to send a few emails.  We packed up and checked out.  Did a few errands in Fort Davis.  Stopped by the post office to get post card stamps, then to get gas.  Went back to the Drug Store for ...

May 14, 2012, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

May 14, 2012

A travel blog entry by wright2

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... and sheer cliffs in the park to rolling hills with some trees and grasslands.  The trip of 146 miles took a little over 4 hours.Fort Davis is the highest town in Texas at 5,050 feet.  We finding a campground and setting up we were off to visit ...

Is a Javalina a pig?, Fort Davis Texas, United States travel blog

Is a Javalina a pig?

A travel blog entry by tenntrek

The folks at the Desert Trails RV Park office were very pleasant and accommodating when we checked in - advice about nearby grocery stores, area restaurants, and a place where I could have the RV tire pressure reset. (I'd carefully had the Michelins ...

McDonald Observatory Star Party, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

McDonald Observatory Star Party

A travel blog entry by jaxandryan

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On to the Mountains!, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

On to the Mountains!

A travel blog entry by dhkidd

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... the road back to the lodge – great hike although fairly rocky and good ups and downs. (1.5 hours). Had dinner at the Fort Davis Drugstore in town - a quaint little old timey drug store complete with soda fountain.  I split a hamburger with MIL ...

May 15, 2012, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

May 15, 2012

A travel blog entry by wright2

... cold requiring us to use our heater. By 9:30 it warmed up nicely and we started our drive along the scenic route north west of Fort Davis.  The drive took us north on Rt 118, then south and east on Rt 166.  This circular route took us through ...

Star Party, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Star Party

A travel blog entry by kha_and_cb

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We spiced up our usual Saturday night routine with a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory up in the hills outside Fort Davis. Despite some early clouds, we had incredible views through the domed telescopes of Saturn. It really looks just like what it ...

Observing the stars, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Observing the stars

A travel blog entry by katynmike

Well maybe not the stars but certainly the sun. For those of you who listen to Stardate on Pulic Radio, this is a fun place to go and for those of us who are not real scientific...it is sometimes a bit of a technical blur through which you wander ...

Visit Historic Fort Davis, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Visit Historic Fort Davis

A travel blog entry by tdtingle

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The Ft Davis historic site was a real treat.Walking across the grounds we came across a soldier in a time warp. This guy really knew his stuff and described daily life in the fort in detail. The Fort has been partially restored by National Park ...

Day 21:  Rest day at Fort Davis, Texas, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Day 21: Rest day at Fort Davis, Texas

A travel blog entry by kedd

Day 21: Rest day in Fort Davis, Texas Everyone was happy to have a rest day. We were all tired after the past six days of difficult riding. Most people slept in and several enjoyed breakfast in the Black Bear Restaurant. I slept in and had ...

Recipe - Carolyn’s Brown Bag Apple Spice Cak, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Recipe - Carolyn’s Brown Bag Apple Spice Cak

A travel blog entry by jdcasazza

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Carolyn’s Brown Bag Apple Spice Cake 2 c. sugar 3 c. self-rising flour t. allspice t. nutmeg t. ground cinnamon 1 c. chopped pecans 3 eggs slightly beaten 1 t. vanilla 1 c. oil (Canola or Vegetable) 4 c peeled, cored, and diced apples ...

Out Of This World, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Out Of This World

A travel blog entry by kluehadventures

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... all booked up. Apparently there were two large groups passing through town. So we had to come up with another plan. We saw that Fort Davis was only another 26 miles north, and decided to look up hotels in the area and call to check availability - we were ...

Protecting the West at Fort Davis, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Protecting the West at Fort Davis

A travel blog entry by mcgovern

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April 19 - by Katelyn Today I went to Fort Davis Today I woke up not feeling very good. Next I decided to go outside to get a breath of fresh air.  After I went outside I felt much better.  Then we drove over to Fort Davis.  At Fort ...

Fort Davis, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Fort Davis

A travel blog entry by abiandjon

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... El Paso to San Antonio. Hundreds of people and goods traveled along that route each year, so there was plenty of activity in Fort Davis guarding against Indian raids. We also decided to take a hike over the surrounding mountain, as we headed off we were ...

Where the Buffalo Soldiers were, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Where the Buffalo Soldiers were

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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6th Nov. cont. We then headed off to Fort Davis and spent a couple of hours looking around this fort. It's a bit different to the others we'd seen as there are two forts here. The original 1854 fort no longer existed except for some ruins behind the 1869 ...

Time to move on, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Time to move on

A travel blog entry by tdtingle

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We left the Guadalupe Mountains and rolled on down the 54 to IH 10 and then on the 17 to Fort Davis.Davis Mt State Park has full hookups. Cable TV at a State ...

Day 3. Fort Davis, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Day 3. Fort Davis

A travel blog entry by bcbg323

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... big telescopes! 1730. Done with the daytime tour. 3 hours to kill until the star party! Drove to the Indian Lodge in the Davis Mountains State Park & ate at the Black Bear Restaurant. Our waiter Luke was awesome & was dressed like a cop from ...

Austin to Ft. Davis, Fort Davis, United States travel blog

Austin to Ft. Davis

A travel blog entry by jerrybreeze

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Bud and I took turns driving to Marfa, stopping along the way as we liked -- very leisurely and casual. Lots of wildflowers in bloom along the highway. We stopped and took a tour at the Caverns of Sonora, which was great. They are living caverns and you ...

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