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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. ...
... some true looking cowboys (and girl) sitting there. I walked down to the post office and bought stamps for some post cards – the postmistress was very friendly and somewhat excited about the cool little bags they had for stamps. Kelly and I walked through the Gage hotel, an historic and beautiful hotel with lovely cottages on the side. We inquired about prices (not too bad) and availability, but only one was available for that night. ...
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 ...
... br> Gardner: "Was it worth it?"
Phillip: "Yeah. It was."
Note: In our opinion.....yeah. it was.
Song of the day....very appropriately..."The road and the sky"- Jackson Browne
Well we have been on the road about 3 days now. The drive was not as bad as I thought it would be. Even though it was a little nerve wracking driving through the ...