Sunday, September 20, 2015 : Fort Davis, Big Bend

 

roadmap us mark 4 5 us The more we drive into Deep South, the sparser prairie grass becomes, eventually turning into a real desert. Mountain landscapes in Big Bend are absolutely awesome !
attractions us mark 5 5 us Fort Davis is a very interesting, real deep-dive into Wild West frontier history. Big Bend is gorgeous.
weather us mark 3 5 us The day starts badly, under pouring rain. Fortunately, it stops before Fort Davis, turning into a grey, overcast sky, which gets better as we approach Big Bend. Late in the night, a few more drops.
hotel us mark 3 5 us The cute cottages of Chisos Mountain Lodge seem to date back to the park opening in 1944. Useless to say, plumbing and paint need extensive renovation. But the restaurant is really great, with a mixed and tasty card.
 

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Despite less-than-stable weather, it's an interesting day.
  favorite us The quietness and splendid isolation of Big Bend. A genuine invitation to travel !