Tag: Big Bend

Davis Mountains State Park Recap

Davis Mountains State Park Recap

Here is a summary of what we did on our latest summer vacation: Day 1: Sunday Drove from San Antonio to Davis Mountains State Park and setup camp on arrival (Dust Devil Day). Day 2: Monday Finished setting up the campsite (Adjusting to Altitude and Making Plans). Day 3: Tuesday Adjusted to the altitude and … Continue reading Davis Mountains State Park Recap

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis was established before the Civil War to protect settlers, stage coach routes and trains from (primarily Apache) Indian raiders.  The fort was closed before the beginning of the twentieth century.  We originally planned to visit the fort on Thursday (Adjusting to Altitude and Making Plans) but we went to the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute … Continue reading Fort Davis National Historic Site

Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas

Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas

Since we last visited over ten years ago, the Museum of the Big Bend has moved to its new permanent home.  The museum has blossomed in its new space.  The collection of  artifacts and the displays they are placed in has expanded to better cover the history of the Big Bend Region industry, agriculture, ranching … Continue reading Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas