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... lunch before heading off to Fort Davis, the next stop on this magical mystery tour!
A couple of hours of plains and mountains later and we arrive at our hotel in Fort Davis - the Fort Davis Drug Store and Hotel. This is an old fashioned diner that has six hotel bedrooms upstairs. We have the South of the Border bedroom, which has two double beds in it and is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture and Indian soft furnishings!
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Back to the lodge – the three of us had wine time with snacks while Kelly went to the Black Bear restaurant at the lodge (he said it was just OK). The Millers joined us and we had a great time chatting with them plus the Aggie neighbor couple and their two young sons (they were very nice). Kelly and I left the 80 year olds to continue the party, and we headed to bed.
Thursday July ...
... and the picnic shelters look like teepees! We had lunch there....and during our lunch break, not a single car passed. Laurie repeatedly remarked how quiet it was....and she was right. As she observed to me, there are no trees for the wind to whistle through......when the wind blows, you can only feel it, not hear it.
We continued to wander down river and stopped at an old movie set, which several westerns were shot at. We poked around a bit ...
... and grocery shopping, we come full circle in this section of our Great Adventure. As I wait for the clothes to dry, it is now Feb.13. On Sat. it will be exactly 3 months ago that we caught a quick nights sleep as we flew through on our way to Raleigh for Thanksgiving. I don't know that it means anything in particular but just that we are sort of heading slowly back to the northwest for the summer months.
Our next stop up in the mountains to the McDonald Observatory which is equipped with a wide range of instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared spectra, and operates the first lunar laser ranging station. It works closely with the astronomy department of the University of Texas at Austin.
The high and dry peaks of the ...