Travel Blogs from Alpine
On our way in to Alpine, TX (a common jumping off point for Big Bend National Park) we encountered what could be the first real threat to our plans for this part of the trip: snow! As we drove into town, the temperature was around -3°C and in response we immediately dived into the dollar shop to pick up hats and gloves. We crossed our fingers …
... Judd, Dan Flavin and John Chamberlain. Donald Judd started the Chinati Foundation with his own money and Dia foundation money. There are 12 artists installations in all. Apparently they haven't added any more artists for the12 years since Judd died, because the board hasn't found anyone they feel lives up to the ones there. Seems a little snooty but the art world can be like that. Also the whole thing is only really available by ...
... t be more different. Forest Park is a cool, misty rain forest a few hundred feet above sea level. Franklin Mountains is a mile-high Chihuahuan Desert environment with no shade from the 300 days per year of blazing sun. I limited my hiking to short, easy nature trails and enjoyed the views of the mountains and the city below.
As you leave the Patriot Freeway for ...
... Took the road down from Alpine toward Study Butte. It is always so amazing to see how the landscape changes and the different colors that appear here and there. The cactus are blooming and were beautiful to see.
Got to the campground and checked in. Took awhile to get all the groceries arranged and put away. Took some time to make some quick food, ie tabouli and hummus for later on during the trip. Rested a ...
... coming into Marfa and the dog sniffing jumped up – they asked if we had another dog. George thinks it was the food in the RV.
Marfa used to be best known for being the site of the film for James Dean’s final picture GIANT starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and Dennis Hopper. The restored hotel, Hotel Paisano served as the center of activity for making the movie. There is a roaring fireplace in the lobby.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed