Friday, February 11, 2011

A Visit to Fort Davis ...

[The entrance to Fort Davis National Historic Place.]

Today was such a beautiful day!  The weather was great, about 58, clear and the sky was so blue it hurts your eyes.  Wendell & I drove to Fort Davis and toured the fort, a national park.  There are actually two forts; the old part is now mostly foundations but the "new" fort is about half intact.  Several of the buildings have been completely restored and are open to the public, some are restored but not open, some are only foundations, remnants or partial walls left standing.  We did a lot of walking; spent about 3 hours there.  It was too wonderful being outside to give up the day so we went downtown Fort Davis (the town) and got a coffee and sat outside to drink it.  Then we took a long, circular route back to Marfa.  Had pizza from a place called The Pizza Foundation ... how it got the name is interesting and I'll get to that eventually ...

I'm experimenting with putting a photo within a post so the one above is of the entrance to Fort Davis National Park.  Tomorrow we're driving back down to the Rio Grande on a farm road called Pinto Canyon Road.  It's supposed to be 70 degrees!  We'll be careful ...