20 Feb 2013--Arrived here in Ft Davis, TX Monday afternoon, and we are staying here at the McMillen RV Park, less than a mile from the small town. There is a Ft Davis Historic sight here, which we are assuming was an old fort probably established back when the west was settled, but we will find out more tomorrow or the next day when we go to see it. The RV park is small, but nice...especially the scenery around us and the guy who is the camp host...very helpful as to what to see and do!
Took a drive along the 75 mile long scenic loop into and through the Davis Mountains yesterday. Stopping for pictures, of course, it took about 3 hrs total, and was well worth the trip. We were surprised at how mountainous this region of Texas is...most of what we have seen over the years is flat and dreary, so this was more than a pleasant surprise.
We took these pics in the hopes that Hallie can tell us what they are. They almost look like small palm trees, and there are thousands of them throughout the mountains, but they sort of look out of place so we don't know if they are native or not.
There are a lot of these cactus plants too. The little yellow flowers on the tips are very pretty.
At this pullout they had a tribute to the stagecoach drivers who traveled through here using this route.
Here are 4 stitch pics that you can click on to get a more expansive view.
We didn't see any wildlife at all on our trip, but when we looped back around to our RV site, here was a hawk atop a telephone pole.
We continued on into town to see a "drug store" called the Old Texas Inn, which is actually a restaurant and hotel. Loved the soda fountain as you enter to the left...reminded me of Woolworths when we were kids.
Here is the pattern on the top of the stools, the candy they sell...and check out the bathrooms! 3 stalls side-by-side, and don't you love the curtains!?
So we had a nice, relaxing afternoon. Hoping the weather warms up a bit so we can go and do some hiking and other sightseeing over the next several days.