Travel Blogs from Fort Davis
... milk shake too. Then back to Indian lodge and to bed. Thought it would be a good idea to open our windows for the night - there was a cool breeze at first, but it got hot later.
Wednesday July 2
All four of us drove to Pat and Kimball Miller’s place in Fort Davis. Nice old stone home up on a bluff, very welcoming. Had coffee, then Kelly and I headed out to the CDRI (Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute) for a hike ...
... This is one of the great oil fields of Texas - where West Texas Crude gets its name and standing. By the time we got to the small town of Rankin it was hectic .... frenetic really! The town was an industrial site. Lots of pick-ups hauling everything and trucks carrying bigger stuff while all around the town were depots for more trucks, oil rigs and more. A cemetery of old beam pumps crowded one fenced area. Little town estates of huts and RV's filled ...
... got her stones for her collection of stones from around the world from the Rio Grande, and I used my film cameras to do a bit of photography. We met a couple from France in this area, and another couple from New Hampshire. When you're way out in the boonies like this and you both stop to look...you tend to talk to each other. They're fellow travelers like us........checking out the dirty edges and odd places.
From there, we head to ...
... and enjoyed watching the fish but hopped out pretty fast when they saw a snake.
The Park Ranger who lives at the residence at the State Park had a son a little younger than Cohen so we ended up spending some time with him and his family. He and his wife were both from El Paso so it was interesting to hear what it was like growing up and living in this part of the world. They had a daughter just ...
... moon! Poor planning I guess, but things might work-out
for the better when we reach Bryce Canyon. Star Gazing involves a lot
We will soon leave this desert, then,
if I remember my geography, (no reference book with out Wi-Fi), we
will cross into the Great Desert of the Salt Lake.?.
In the meantime, here are some of the
sights from Davis Mountain, in Jeff Davis County, Tx.. You might ...