Days Inn Van Horn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... plight, a portrait of small town collapse.
Van Horn was first settle in the late 1850's in support of the El Paso - San Antonio Overland Mail Route. Later, in 1880's, the building of the Texas and Pacific Railroad helped the town to grow. What happened over the next one-hundred years, well, let's just say, Van Horn has both prospered and declined. There is still the draw of the Guadalupe Mountains, home to Texas's highest peak, and the close ...
... a few showers. The scenery isn't really all that special either, flat for the start and then it gets a bit mountainous. We also see lots of wind farms, a bit strange considering we're in Texas which we always thought of as an oil state.
We stop at a Walmart along the way to get some lunch and pick up a huge sub to share, it must be almost two foot long and stuffed with ...
Today was a planned travel day. We said we would drive through all of Texas and we made it to the far western side today where we are flirting with another time change, but staying just east of it. We hit the road at 8:45 and 57 degrees under clear blue skies, for the first time since we left Florida, and hopped right onto I-10.
And as we left San Antonio, we entered the Texas Hill Country once again. They call it hill country, and it is certainly not as ...
... prosperous. There are 3 doctors, no dentists, a couple of restaurants, one small grocery store, a few motels and two prosperous truck stops.
I had to fill a prescription through a physician in Louisville. With the only pharmacy available in Van orn being a clinic pharmacy that couldn’t be reached by telephone, we resorted to a pharmacy in Pecos, TX (90 miles away) that ...
... more tolerable. Now for the "tourist" side of the destination:
We have heard about the National Park of Carlsbad Caverns since we were children. Well, we were finally able to view it first-hand. No wonder our grade school teachers raved about it (remember stalagmites and stalactites)! Allow yourself at least two hours (not including travel) and you will experience the largest expanse of underground caves ...