Motel 6 Van Horn
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... a few showers. The scenery isn't really all that special either, flat for the start and then it gets a bit mountainous. We also see lots of wind farms, a bit strange considering we're in Texas which we always thought of as an oil state.
We stop at a Walmart along the way to get some lunch and pick up a huge sub to share, it must be almost two foot long and stuffed with ...
Today was a planned travel day. We said we would drive through all of Texas and we made it to the far western side today where we are flirting with another time change, but staying just east of it. We hit the road at 8:45 and 57 degrees under clear blue skies, for the first time since we left Florida, and hopped right onto I-10.
And as we left San Antonio, we entered the Texas Hill Country once again. They call it hill country, and it is certainly not as ...
... frame amazing views of the valleys and mountains ahead.
We stopped at a rest stop with a bathroom and I took another shift of driving until we reached Van Horn. We filled up the gas tank again and continued on our way. The sunset was just beginning to set and the sky was on fire with color. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I had seen a quite a while.
We finally arrived at Jen's, ...
... prosperous. There are 3 doctors, no dentists, a couple of restaurants, one small grocery store, a few motels and two prosperous truck stops.
I had to fill a prescription through a physician in Louisville. With the only pharmacy available in Van orn being a clinic pharmacy that couldn’t be reached by telephone, we resorted to a pharmacy in Pecos, TX (90 miles away) that ...
... at its peak, which is in the Autumn; Summer months are extremely hot and all water must be packed in.
Next on our agenda was Ft Davis, which is a National Historical Site. It is one of the best surviving examples of a post-Civil War frontier military post, and played a major role in protecting travelers, mail carriers and freighters from Apache Indian attacks on the San Antonio-El Paso Road from ...