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TripAdvisor Reviews Whitten Inn Van Horn
Travel Blogs from Van Horn
Up and about at a reasonable time so we can finish packing and head out before it gets too late. We're on the road by 10am, setting fanny for our destination of Van Horn, almost 500 miles away.
Not the most exciting day, we see a pack of vultures and lots of roadkill. We spot some cattle and resort to I-spy for some of the way. The …
Today we drove from Dallas, Texas to Van Horn, Texas (493 miles) – yes, Texas is a very big state. Leaving Dallas, the fields were still green or plowed waiting for planting. The further west we went, the farms gave way to ranches and the terrain became browner and with lots of sagebrush. As we were driving, we would see these elaborate gates with the ranches' name ...
... Not much to see from on the Interstate and probably not much off the interstate either either but about 200 miles into the trip we took a 50 mile side road just to break the pressure and tedium of the truck traffic and the stress of the 80 mph speed limit! We had barely turned onto the side road when it became obvious that we had landed in fracking country. There were the huge tanker trucks parked in groups off the highway or racing down the ...
... do know there will always be the beauty and challenge of the Guadalupe Mountain National Park to lure them here. Anyway, on our first morning here, I took a shot of the sunrise over the mountains, beautiful, with shades of yellow and red. It was the last time we saw the sun for a week! The temperature dropped elbow freezing every night, the wind picked up and the sky remained overcast. It's not always blue skies and sunshine.
Bye for now and stay ...
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 ...