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Travel Blogs from Fort Davis
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine Texas. We had plans to stay in the historic town of Ft Davis (described the Ft Davis National Historical Site in one of our Summer 2012 entries) en route to Big Bend National Park, Texas. But when the motor home starter began showing signs that it was going out (the motor home is ten years old), we determined …
... it was beautiful and transformed the trees into fairy lands.
Its impossible to impart the vastness that is Texas. They call it Big Sky Country for a reason-the sky goes on forever. And sunrise and sunset are magical. The sunrise creeps into the morning sky, bringing a new day to life slowly like a trickle. The end of the day is just as subtle as the sun sinks below the light show. Then the moon and the stars come out in full and the sky is ...
... They gave a short presentation on things we could see in the night sky without the telescopes using the coolest laser pointer. Next we were able to view stars, the moon, Jupiter, and Saturn through different huge telescopes. It was a bit overcast that night but were still able to see the craters on the moon, the moons around Jupiter, and Saturn's rings. It was such a cool experience and worth everyone being a ...
April 24, 2013
Davis Mountain SP, Tx
The Chihuahua Desert? How big is it?
Here at Davis Mountain SP, still in the
desert, we have everything! Great new shower-house, great bike riding
hill, birds pairing-up for spring, beautiful desert plants coming
into bloom, Oak, juniper and mesquite spread across the hills and along the dry stream
beds, Nice little town just three miles from the gate, everything,
... my grandparents were alive when this was going on). After the Indian wars, soldiers then escorted railroad survey parties, repaired roads, telegraph lines and bandits. June 1891 Fort Davis was ordered abandoned.
The Fort is in the process of being restored but much of the fort was still standing. This is one of the best examples of a frontier post (no walls) and it shows the role the military played in the settlement ...