Hotel El Capitan
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... 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, ...
... man left standing by the pump. He waits; I guess they didn’t pay, just walked around inside, or took a potty break. The lone man rolls his eyes and shakes his head; mime-faces an apology to me.
The women saunter out, still haven’t paid, the man is gesturing, one ambles back inside, the others talk, and piddle, leaning on the van. Finally the pump is on, the tank is ...
We took U.S. Route 290 through Texas hill country West of Austin. A traveler could spend many days here with wineries, antiques, restored towns and the LBJ homestead in Johnson City and the LBJ ranch in Stonewall. The ranch in Stonewall is a treasure trove of history. The park rangers provide a wealth on information ...
This morning we got on the road at 7:30 as planned. We are hoping to get to Flower Mound, TX by tomorrow night so that means some long driving days. We ran at the posted speeds all of the way which gobbles up the miles faster and also the fuel.
Stats for the day
Moving Avg: 66 mph
Overall Avg: 60 mph
Moving Time: 8 hr 13 min
Total Time: 9 hr 6 min
Distance: 547 miles
... while under my breath. I got back in the van and maybe the proprietors weren’t happy that I hadn’t filled up, or maybe my swearing hadn’t been all that under my breath, but now all these dogs are all barking at me and chasing the van! And, they did not stop at the boundaries of the station/RV stop… no, they chased the van down the road and almost all the way to the onramp! It was a very creepy, deliverance-like ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility