Regency Inn Del Rio
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... Michler made a reconnaissance of the Rio Grande above and below its junction with the Pecos for the United States and Mexico Boundary Commission. After the Civil War, Lieutenant Bullis and his Seminole-Negro scouts operated in the area, and Bullis blasted a wagon road into the Pecos Canyon near the Rio Grande to provide the military with a shorter route between forts Clark and Davis. In 1882, construction of the Southern ...
A long drive again today, about 5-6 hrs Not much to see out here, we stopped and had a little picnic lunch, semi after semi going past...... the scenery is not that nice, David said it is starting to remind him of crossing the Nullabor .... gone is the green vegetation ... Hello desert. Relaxed at our hotel for a little while, before heading out for dinner to yet another fantastic Mexican restaurant. Right next door to the hotel so no more driving ...
... here. Today we extend for another two nights. We went to Langtry, Tx
on a side-trip. The town was established by Judge Roy Beam along the
route of the new railroad. Crossing the Pecos River Gorge was never
The first trestle was over two-thousand
feet long and almost three-hundred feet above the river!
(footnote, the old bridge was
disassembled, shipped ...
Another boring driving day today. At least we are on the beautiful big Texas highways. The Texans sure know how to build roads and fabulous rest stops. Most of the rest stops are nicer that the rv places where we stay the night for $40. Great kids playgrounds. We passed through a lot of the southern US border towns and border patrol ...
I took the Amtrak train from Houston (departing about 9:30) in the evening to Del Rio, arriving about 7AM. Thankfully, my friend was there to meet me, almost a first, and I was able to relax after a night on the "day coach" overnight ride. Although I do have to admit that I bought sleeping pills in Damascus for just the purpose of air/train/bus overnight travel, and I was able to get a decent night's rest ...