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Travel Blogs from Alpine
In case you didn't realise - Texas is BIG - so this was a long long drive. But also a very interesting and scenic one, driving past some rolling hills, enormous wind farms, thousands of oil derricks, a massive high school football stadium in Odessa, and the finally heading south into Big Bend country and some wonderful wide open spaces with mountain backdrops.
... br> Gardner: "Was it worth it?"
Phillip: "Yeah. It was."
Note: In our opinion.....yeah. it was.
Song of the day....very appropriately..."The road and the sky"- Jackson Browne
Well we have been on the road about 3 days now. The drive was not as bad as I thought it would be. Even though it was a little nerve wracking driving through the ...
... left which meant they tried the door but couldn’t open it with the dead bolt on.
Terlingua – There is a ghost town here. Cinnnabar was discovered here which metal mercury was extracted in the mid 1880. So the mines are now boarded up and that is where the ghost town is. Most of this town looks Mexican with a lot of mobile and adobe homes yet it has three RV Parks. What they do have in this town is cheaper gas ...
... a shortcut not recommended for all cars) and a 120 mile drive back to Alpine in the dark with lots of wildlife close to the road. We experienced one bird hit and a near miss of a deer. Big Bend is worth the trip and the next time we are in the area, although we enjoyed Marathon, we would stay in Rio Grande Village or on the southwest side of the park in Study Butte. ...
... distance in the middle of no where; great road hallucinations (sometimes fun in a car but not on a bike). The good news is, sometime later, I passed the object - it was real and I was not abducted. Eventually, I would leave this most enjoyable, smaller highway with very little traffic and fast track into El Paso on the Interstate. Shortly after climbing onto the I-10, I noticed that the speed limit sign stated the limit was the same as small highways in Ontario: 80. Oh yes, ...