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... Bill said, that wasn't really the case. Its a strange little town and very quiet. It was hard to really get a feel for it. Many empty store fronts and run down areas interspersed with a high end grocery store, book store, funky houses, and fancy eateries. The docent who gave our tour did admit that the town exists because of the Chinati Foundation and the Border Patrol. That's an interesting combo but apparently they leave each other alone.
... of all, hostile to
fools like me, I loved it.
After all the antiparticle, after four
months on the road to get there, after seeing it and feeling it then
turning away from it, returning to civilization, I feel a bit empty.
What did I hope to change by going in the first place? We are still
who we have always been. We will taste and feel and remember Big
Bend for a long time, ...
... door is the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, with displays showing the people who have lived in this area for thousands of years. This diorama in the Children's section shows the people we call Mescaleros because they gathered and used the mescal agave plant for food and fiber.
Fabulous views of the city can be found on the Rim Road and Scenic Drive up in the Franklin Mountains ...
... is more alive than some of the run down towns we have seen today. The area is cooler than the Gulf area and tourists come to golf, mountain climb, camping, and great viewing. It is also known for the Woodward Agate Ranch and its famous Texas agates in all colors.
There are still many other towns to visit in this area like Fort Stockton, Odessa and Midland but we can’t visit it all. We will stay in Fort ...
... is 21 miles long and raft trips are available. We hiked about a mile back into the canyon in late afternoon. We were virtually by ourselves with only a few other hikers on the trail. The scenery was spectacular and seeing how many echoes we could bounce off this narrow little canyon was a treat. Our drive home took us over 13 miles of rough gravel ...