Hampton Inn Alpine
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Song of the day: Tumbling Tumbleweeds-Sons of the Pioneers
So............today I went to the Chinati foundation and did their short tour. This consisted of the works ...
... hardly missed. The sheer
grandeur of the place was enough to fill us. To camp along the Rio
Grande without a fence for hundreds of miles, just the way it has
always been, was refreshing. To see this river emerge from a canyon
fifteen-hundred feet deep and then re-enter another steep walled
canyon some sixty miles downstream, well you get the picture. Big and
vast and split and fractured and worn ...
... was started by Joseph's father James and was also the original site of Fort Bliss.
After my guided tour of the Magoffin home I saw a little more of downtown El Paso. The beautiful Union Station was built in 1905, designed by the same architect who did the station in Washington DC. It now houses Sun Metro, the local transit system, as well as Amtrak. The ...
... Marfa was also known for the famous mystery lights the Lights of Marfa. These are ghost lights and the viewing area for it is eight miles east of town which we stopped at. Cowboys , farmers, and many others saw mystery lights that glowed on clear nights, split away and then came together again. We saw some of the pictures of these lights and they are interesting. No one can explain where these lights come from – it was thought ...
... and the hot springs that dump into the Rio Grande. Hiking to the hot springs, the signs warn that autos are frequently broken into and warn against crossing the river into Mexico or buying merchandise from illegals coming across the border. So the enterprising locals on the other side of the river cross the river, lay out their merchandise with a ...