West Texas Art

While traveling in West Texas in January, I came across lots of great public/street art.  I like street art and reuse art and look for it whenever I travel. The largest set is a trail of art called "One Man's Junk Art Trail" and is outside Alpine, Texas.   Read more about the artist, Harry Weekley... Continue Reading →

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park- the Other Side of Nowhere!   While many people are familiar with Big Bend National Park, fewer people are familiar with the Texas State Park that is located near the National Park.  Big Bend Ranch State Park is about half the size of the National park and is also about the same... Continue Reading →

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is one of my favorite places in Texas. I have been fortunate enough to visit several times during Thanksgiving on trips with the Austin Sierra Club.  Big Bend National Park covers 801,163 acres and is located on Texas- Mexico Boarder at the "bend" in the Rio Grande.  It is a special... Continue Reading →

Davis Mountains, Texas

In July of 2014, I visited the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The Davis Mountain range forms a unique “sky island” surrounded by the lowland Chihuahuan desert.  Due to the higher altitude, the summer is a perfect time to visit. The temperatures were between 50F and 85F. We stayed at the National Conservancy Preserve, which... Continue Reading →

Independence Creek Preserve, Texas

Independence Creek Preserve, where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the Edwards Plateau and the Tamauplipan Thornscrub.  The Nature Conservancy purchased the first parts of Independence Creek Preserve in 1991 and made the larger purchase of 19,740 acres in 2000 and 2001.   More info about the preserve: Texas Pecos Trail Independence Creek contributes 27 million gallons of... Continue Reading →

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