Super 8 Van Horn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Breakfast in the Penny dinner near our hotel in Alpine, the best one yet!
We head towards the big bend national park - a park so named after the big bend in the river right on the Mexican borider. Mountains of various shapes and sizes, an arid landscape full of scavenging vulchers. The roads are empty nice and windy though and a joy to …
Tonight finds us in Van Horn, Texas, at an altitude of over 1300 metres. The run out from Alpine this morning down the 118 reminded me a lot of the Free State in South Africa, with semi-arid scrub and Mesas and Buttes.
We made a 50 mile loop through Big Bend national park on the Mexican border, so called because it's located at a big bend in the Rio Grande, the river ...
... their straigtened living space, they gladly shared a few with us. Serendipitously meeting people with interesting life stories is probably one of the most positive things about r.v.ing. One would hardly knock on the door of the next room in a Holiday Inn to chat with one’s neighbors. But an evening stroll around a campground inevitably ends in a “Where are you’ll from?” conversation and exchanges of life experiences.
We finally arrived at our first stop in Texas; Van Horn, Culberson County. It's known as the Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail. I never thought of Texas as being mountainous. I thought of Texas as being a wide open, flat state with some rolling hills, but no mountains. When we visited years ago, we drove from New Orleans, LA, to San Antonio, and I don't recall any mountains. Well, ...
... on my foot. Although very effective, its awkward and messy, not something I wanted to do in the RV. But, I did have some homemade charcoal salve on hand. I always keep a good supply of powdered charcoal on hand for stomach illnesses – food poisoning, flu, etc. I don’t have such problems but like to have it on hand for others. Guaranteed 24 hour remedy. Using it for a bee sting was a first, however. I grabbed the charcoal salve and had it ...