The Maverick Inn
Travel Blogs from Alpine
... of city lights. There are at least 4 telescopes at the observatory. The Hobby reflective telescope is one of the 4 and is tied with one in South Africa for being the largest.
We had an awesome tour guide who took us through the entire process showing us how they move ...
... will always remain wrapped boxes, containers of riddles never to be solved, nor even to be seen by vacationing visitors, or, for that matter, the most inquisitive, persistent travelers.” -Truman Capote
Song of the day: Tumbling Tumbleweeds-Sons of the Pioneers
So............today I went to the Chinati foundation and did their short tour. This consisted of the works ...
... Everyone has been really easy going, sort of
an island mentality in the middle of the desert.
Then there are the sharp edges. My favorite was the sign in Big Bend park at a trail head that gave instructions, among other things, of what to do if one encountered a mountain lion or bear...Pick up small children. make yourself look big, and if attacked fight back.
Tomorrow I go for a tour of the Chinati foundation. Should be interesting.
... of Texas. Tourists like to visit the sister city across the border, Ojinaga which is isolated from the rest of Mexico. Driving by the high school there was a sign up PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS COME TO SCHOOL (sad,sad,sad)! Taking route 67 north for almost 70 miles to Marfa you drive through the foothills of the Chinati Mountains. Speed limit 70 – Karen driving 60 with all the hills, curves, and ups and downs!
... thrill. The observatory also produces the syndicated radio short entitled "StarDate", which is heard on many National Public Radio stations, and features many interesting and up to date astronomical news items and sightings. When asked if their telescopes were able to pick up the meteor that slammed into Russia recently, our guide informed us that this meteor came completely "out of the blue"!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed