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... place to eat, only to find that everything was either shut or had closed down. Eventually we were directed back to the diner right outside out hotel! It was that or the Pizza Hut across the street, so we opted for the diner, and as befits the location I had a burger with fries and a malted shake. After which I had half a beer with the rest of the guys and retired to bed feeling particularly knackered.
... Grande and the state park is near the border. Tom is concerned about that, but I am not. We plan to stay there for 2 nights. Hopefully, it will be an uneventful trip!
Well we all woke up from our nap. Tom and I took a shower to get off the trail dust and freshen up. I am in clean clothes and feeling much better. It has ...
... Bill said, that wasn't really the case. Its a strange little town and very quiet. It was hard to really get a feel for it. Many empty store fronts and run down areas interspersed with a high end grocery store, book store, funky houses, and fancy eateries. The docent who gave our tour did admit that the town exists because of the Chinati Foundation and the Border Patrol. That's an interesting combo but apparently they leave each other alone.
I chose El Paisano because it's where Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean et al stayed while they were filming the movie Giant here back in the 50s. The Palace Theatre, across the street from the hotel, is where cast and crew would gather every evening to watch the footage they had shot during the day. The shops in the hotel lobby are full of old movie posters and ...
... Viewing Area.
The road we drove went along the Scenic River Road from Lajitas to Presidio (one famous author said this was the most beautiful village in the nation). This road is definitely scenic with cliffs, the Rio Grande (dry in most areas), 16% grade hills, loose stock and I mean loose we passed a number of horses right on the road, one cow who almost ran into us. Signs are posted telling you that they are loose. I ...
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