Days Inn Van Horn
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... lot of border stop inpections. We have seen or been part of at least 10 border stops. They must have a huge staffing of border patrol agents. They have no problem shutting down an interstate highway to one lane and talking to each person in the vehicle to make sure we are not aliens or at least illegal Mexicans.
We are back on central/home time now. so we lost an hour today in our travels. Decided to quit early and do laundry - ...
... sitting still, abandoned and rusting away. Then the surprise…hundreds and hundreds of wind turbines, stretching for miles, on the desert floor and on top of mesas and plateaus. They stood stately and still, waiting for a breeze to come along and set their graceful dance in motion.
We drove through the town of Ft. Stockton and I wondered if this might not have been original to the history of the old west when the cavalry came to protect the ...
... spent the day avoiding the direct route -- i.e. Interstate 10 -- and instead drove down along the border on deserted state roads. I visited Columbus -- a former mining center a few miles from Mexico -- and discovered it had been stormed and burned in 1916 by Pancho Villa and his band of revolutionaries. A few Americans and lots of Mexicans were killed. They were chased away that same day, but the affront caused the US to mount a retaliatory expedition, ...
... trees quirked and crooked in strange survival shapes. Each should have a website of its own, I think! And then I get to flat. It’s dry and sparse, nothing here to stop the wind.
I’m needing gas, one lone station near an oil-well pump, so desolate it doesn’t even advertise its brand, or price. A fancy van is stopped in front of me. Four women slowly chat their way ...
... until the following weekend, so we ended up eating leftovers in the rig that night. Got up the next morning and had breakfast in their cafe. Very good price for good basic food and lots of it!
We noted lots of "overnighters" in the park while we were there. Guess folks are starting to reposition for the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed