It was hard to leave the lovely Hotal Paisano this morning but we had a 10 hour drive ahead ( not including stops). Our first stop was in Marfa because most of our car needed their coffee fix. I have never understood that addiction. Dr. Pepper, maybe, coffee, no. Things are always interesting in Marfa.
Nothing appeared to be open and serving breakfast so we made our next stop in Fort Davis. We had a breakfast burrito at Stone Village Market then Cindy and I took a walk to the Drugstore. We stopped and visited with a gentleman who makes walking sticks and brooms. The rest of the WILAT gang picked us up and we took a brief drive through Fort Davis. I found a fence for my backyard!
I know what Bob will say!
The Davis Mountains are beautiful!
I have always wanted to stop in Balmorhea and see the springs. We stopped at Balmorhea State Park and I bought a state park pass. The water was so clear and San Solomon Springs was inviting us in but we had a long way to go. I am going back someday!
We love Roadside America and Cindy has an app, checking things off as we find them. The Million Barrel Museum is on our way.
Theresa was eager for the next stop and a shot at tackling the sand dunes. We made it to Monahans Sandhills State Park just in time to have our picnic lunch. I rented a disc and watched my younger sister make the trek up a small sand dune. I laughed so hard. Cindy laughed so hard. We must have laughed for about 15 minutes watching Theresa tackle that sand dune.
As you could probably tell my bilateral total knee replacement had met its match on this trip. I thought I was Wonder Woman and good to go just 3 months shy of the surgery. I WAS SOOOO WRONG!!!!!!! I needed to be home a few planned stops few random stops later we finally reached Theresa’s house in Bluffdale.
Cindy wrapped up our trip with a gift but it was Cindy who gave me the greatest gift, the gift of seeing Texas through a song, visiting places I had
frequently passed by but never bothered to look at. Thank you Cindy!