Travel Blogs from Van Horn
In case I have forgotten to mention, the night skies in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have been clear and the stars seem so close. No wonder they see UFO's around here, they could see anything in the sky miles away.
We ate then went rock hounding with absolutely no idea what we were looking for or how to recognize it. I picked up some rocks to bring home - one being white quartz which should polish up nice I think. The others just have ...
... it is below the US flag and often times it flies alone. I admire that. It says something about the people who live here. Oh, and I should mention cowboy hats. Perhaps the times of JR Ewing are long forgotten. The only hats I have seen were on the heads of Texas Rangers.
As we made our way west, Junction, TX seemed to be the gateway into the desert where we began to see fewer trees, more scrub, and mesas with light green ground cover growing part way up ...
I had to work until noon on Friday so we planned for Nick to pick me up from there. Nick left work at 11:00 am and signed Elena out of school early. They finished loading the car and headed to Austin to get me. They finally arrived about 12:30 pm and we were headed west in no time. We stopped in Johnson City for a late lunch at Dairy Queen.
Once we reached I-10, we traded seats and I drove until we stopped ...
The Rio Grande is dry ! Yet another myth busted. I couldn't tell if or when I was crossing it. I had to ask at the El Paso Visitor Center, and then go back for a picture of the lost causeway. I am not surprised the river got lost -- El Paso is such a large and confused place its a wonder anyone finds anything. Yet it has an unexpected vibrancy and vitality I associate with landlocked border towns -- Mbeya lost in the SW of Tanzania had a similar kind of ...
... at Mamacita’s, http://www.mamacitas.com/fredericksburg .html where waitstaff sang to me in big sombrero hats. No time to stop today, just drive on through this destination town, it teems with spring-break families; Hot Dingo’s parking spots are packed with Texas tags.
Away from people now, I pay attention to the trees. Trees shading cows, trees standing over rocks and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility