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We went to church in El Paso for Easter Sunday. After church we headed for Fort Davis and the Mc Donald observatory. The Davis mountains are beautiful and have some of the highest points in Texas. The area is very remote and this makes it ideal for observing the stars without ...
... though and we enjoyed the scenery. We returned to the motorhome and had dinner.....and planned our next move. Tomorrow is moving day...and we're headed further west. Next stop......New Mexico!
And now.....Laurie's report on the Chinati Foundation.
Quote of the day:
“Some cities, like wrapped boxes under Christmas trees, conceal unexpected gifts, secret delights. ...
... and then Presidio which is right on the Mexican border. It feels more Mexican than USA. Makes me want to really go to Mexico. There are so many abandoned structures everywhere. Its odd, like people just woke up one morning and said to themselves, "had enough", and left. Seem like they've been doing that since the first settlements. Terlingua was interesting as the new people just basically moved a few rocks and rebuilt a few of the houses that were ...
... miles in on a dirt road. Needless to say we did not drive in.
Presidio - This was a Spanish settlement and it still is. It is in the mountain area of Texas with a major border crossing. There used to be a lot of water here with the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos Rivers meeting here but with all the dams this is another spot that is dry. Yet, as you drive along you see areas that get flooded up to five feet all along ...
... has the least amount of artificial light pollution. The observatory has several telescopes, and at this point houses the fifth largest telescope in the world. We were able to go on a nearly three-hour guided tour of the facility, which included a lecture and informational video. Three nights during the week the observatory schedules "Star Parties". We are sorry to have missed this opportunity, but think it would be ...
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