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... three nights in Fredericksburg), San Antonio (two nights), and then spent a couple of days driving west to Big Bend, and Terlingua. The Hill Country was characterised by masses of spring flowers, pretty small towns and friendly Texans enquiring about the source of our accent. We did enjoy visiting the LBJ Ranch, home to the 'Texas White House', and final resting place of the 36th President. ...
... from the front office, then stopped by Bryan’s Poco Taco on the way out for breakfast tacos. Nice family-owned place across from the square. Drove onward through Eldorado, Menard, and Mason. Stopped by Fort Mason in Mason. Robert E. Lee was at Fort Mason for a time, as was Albert Sydney Johnston. Inside the fort was an informative self guided museum of an officer’s quarters. It was quiet and peaceful at the fort, which was ...
Boy....this was a pleasant surprise! Marfa is about 30 minutes west of Alpine and has a population of 2121. But just outside of Marfa is a well known site where mysterious lights have been seen in the desert. The Marfa lights are not understood. They are twisting, merging, darting lights that are viewed from many miles away across the desert. Early settlers thought they wee Apache fires while Apaches thought they were falling stars. To date ...
... wandering and recon of the area, I narrowed it down to two places...both locals joints. One was Alice's cafe.....so local that they don't even have a sign. The other was a place called Mando's. Both had local trucks, border patrol vehicles, and such parked outside......obvious to all that this is where the locals dine. We wound up in Mando's. It was a good choice. I had tacos that where quite good, and Laurie had a pork dish in red chile ...
... So different from where we live where the sun has to clear the
mountains before becoming visible. Here the horizon meets the sky everywhere I look. More like being on the ocean but without the tides. I can't imagine how brutal the summer would be since the sun is already very hot. And as soon as it goes down the heat leaves the land and it drops 20 degrees. Such an inhospitable land. You can see how the mountains are eroding and turning into scrub ...