We left Del Rio this morning and we were determined to find somewhere to wade into the Rio Grande but alas, the infamous fence stood between us in Del Rio and as we ventured further out the cliffs interfered at Seminole Canyon State Park. We arrived too late for the guided tour to see the Indian Rock Paintings.
While we continued our search for the Rio Grande, we discovered the Pecos River. What a beautiful sight for a roadside picnic. I could have stayed there all day. It was so peaceful. The overlook gave us a great view of the bridge.
We arrived in Langtry and had a history lesson about Judge Roy Bean. It was a great visitors center with a lot of free tourist information but the best part was outside the center.
Sanderson was our next stop and we stopped to see the courthouse of Terrell County. There are about 1000 people in Terrell County and most of them live in Sanderson, the cactus capital of Texas.
I get to drive! Lol. We stop at Fort Lancaster Historic Site and rent a golf cart to tour the site. It was fun! Bob and Katy let me drive them around. I think I need to buy one of those! As we leave the site and set our gps towards Ozona we enjoy our scenic view.
We stop in Ozona for a quick look at the courthouse.
As we attempt to finish our tour before nightfall, we speed things up and find our way to the Santa Rita No. 1, about 13 miles from Big Lake. Check another one off the Texas Monthly Bucket List.
I love old courthouses and I am always sad to see beautiful old buildings replaced by boring, stoic buildings like the courthouse in Mertzon.
We have a quick stop in Sterling City and see wind turbines everywhere we look.
As we head to Abilene and a comfortable bed for the night, we make our last stop in Coke County and the town of Robert Lee just as the sun is setting.