Captain Shepard'S House
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... a lot of the same scenery but noticed several dead snakes on the road. The snakes caught my attention and made me alert to watch the road ahead so I wouldn't run over one. Doris and I had lunch at possibly the only restaurant other than the Gage Hotel restaurant . The Gage Hotel is an old historic Hotel that is on the expensive side. I think it stays in business because it is on the entry road to Big ...
... movies were made here. In the 1930's silver mining was very prosperous here, and now there is a thriving art community. Good for them!! After going through town, we come up to a bridge that has a sign 13 '7" - we are 13' 6" - that was a scary moment! But we made it by the skin of our teeth and we were on our way.
Marathon is on the edge of Big Bend National Park. There is a lovely hotel, the Gage, that dates back to the early ...
... in the kitchen area, full washroom, lovely courtyard, it's awesome!
The area is famous for its near perfect year round weather (highs of aroundaround 31 in the summer but nights downdown to about 17) and big beautiful skies. Tonight it's gorgeous with so many stars visible.
I think many people end up staying longer than planned and I can see why...sooooo ...
... and never met her but she did come to visit about two months after he died.
Nearby Dead Man's Gulch is where the silver spike joined the transcontinental tracks of the Southern Pacific’s sunset oute on Jan 12, 1883. The tracks went from New Orleans to San Francisco. Judge Roy Bean came here because of the railroad and ran a saloon, store and was the "law west of the Pecos". He ruled this frontier in the last decades of ...
... entertainer, peanut hulls on the floor and the only bartender/waiter dressed in old style saloon lady clothing. This was a friendly place. Since there were only 3 customers we got to know nearly everyone. The entertainer pulled up a chair to talk with us before he started singing and playing his accordion. It turns out he is a surgeon in Ft. Stockton, ...