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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 …
When we looked at a map of Texas we had a really hard time figuring out where we wanted to go. The state is so big and we knew 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 more oil fields being drilled. ...
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 ...
... at the lodge in the Black Bear restaurant. Interesting - buffet style with not many choices. Salad (only iceberg with nothing else except dressing), rice, baked veggies, chicken, quiche, and dessert (but no soup). The veggies were great - the rest just OK. Service was not that good but they looked understaffed. Each buffet was $13.95, which seemed like a lot for what we got. To the lodge for a little computer time, then back to the room. We ...