Travel Blogs from Fort Davis
... large part of the drive we felt like we were in the movie "Cars" with the dark beige and red flat top mountains and curving roads with nothing to be seen for miles. It was a beautiful drive and we barely saw any other cars. The straighter sections of the highway had a speed limit of 80 mph (130 km/h) and it felt like we were driving into the "wild west".
We stayed at Davis Mountains State Park ...
... All we lack is working wi-fi and a cell signal! So I
really can't answer just how big the Chihuahua Desert is right now,
but you can bet that when I get connected, I will add a link to the
information I glean. (140,000 sq mi)
I know that I have crossed some of the
Chihuahua before. I know that there four deserts in North America, I
am not sure how the desert area ...
... Texas. There are a number of buildings with furniture such as the home of the head officer, barracks, hospital, Commissary and Officers Quarters.
We were there for over three hours and really enjoyed it. This fort was also the home for the famous Buffalo Soldiers – the black regiments that fought in the Civil War. They were excellent soldiers and were the ones that helped to rein in the Indians especially Victorio the ...
... tired...good night!
Biking – Old CCC Trail to the Fort Trail. The Old CCC Trail was lots of ups and downs, with loose rocks – pretty advanced so we walked some and rode some. At the top was the Scenic Lookout area – beautiful vistas! Then hauled the bikes up the Fort Trail (not ridable!) only to find out that no bikes were allowed on the Fort side of the trail! So back down we went. Rode on the road ...
... has the least amount of artificial light pollution. The observatory has several telescopes, and at this point houses the fifth largest telescope in the world. We were able to go on a nearly three-hour guided tour of the facility, which included a lecture and informational video. Three nights during the week the observatory schedules "Star Parties". We are sorry to have missed this opportunity, but think it would be ...