Hampton Inn Alpine
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... least to the environment because the experience of them did not seem to depend on the light, but the fact that these massive sculptures were in a massive space was clearly a statement. This space was 3 connected building that were once where wool was sorted and stored to be shipped out to make uniforms for soldiers.
All in all it was an amazing day. We ended up trying to re-explore Marfa, having been assured that more would be ...
... 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 ...
... to Franklin Mountains, there are two less well-known attractions that were worth a stop. First is the National Border Patrol museum, with exhibits showing the history of the Border Patrol, not just in El Paso or the Southwest but on the Canadian Border as well. The confiscated motorcycles in this display were outfitted by smugglers for carrying several people across the desert.
... UFO’s for a long time, some think it is from the mercury in the mountains reflecting the lights, and others from the cars on highway 67 heading into Marfa. Who knows?
Alpine - This town is a resort town and the gateway for Fort Davis where we are headed tomorrow. There is a State University here which houses the Museum of Big Bend. The Big Bend Theater Group also puts on plays here. It has the feeling of a college ...
... put a jar there for the money and rely on an honor system for payment. With enough time, the hot springs would have been a great way to finish off a long day. Next time!
We visited the Chisos Basin and had lunch at the lodge. The real treat was Santa Elena Canyon where the Rio Grande has made a cut, 1,500 feet deep through the mountains. ...