Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Beauty of West Texas

West Texas
Guadalupe Mountains
I just got back from spending some time in west Texas.  I was there for much of March.  We visited Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the towns of Alpine, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Terlingua.

I wrote about our stay in Big Bend in this post - Big Bend National Park.  I also did a post about Marathon here - West of the Pecos - Marathon, Texas.  I just got home and I'm editing together some videos I shot and organizing my photos.  I thought I'd share some more photos and videos of West Texas in this post.

Here's a dashcam video of driving on I-10 from Fredericksburg to Fort Stockton and then down Route 385 to Marathon.  It a short composition of several segments that show a little of what it's like there.  So different from the East Coast where I live.

Here's another one of driving in Big Bend.

For me West Texas is really a spectacular place.  Its part of the Chihuahuan Desert.  Its big sky where you can see for 15-20 miles in the distance.  Its a place where you can drive for 60 miles and not see a house or a telephone pole.  Its unspoiled.  Its a place where time has stood still in many areas.   Here are some more pictures.

Main Street Fort Davis

Sharp Ocotillo needles at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Fort Davis

The Fort Davis Drug Store soda fountain
Mural in Alpine, TX
Big honkin telescope at Fort Davis Observatory

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