The owner has some quail blocks out on the property and I’ve been trying to catch some quail feeding there. They are very skittish, so you have to be still to get some pics.
This happened about 200 yards from the motel office. Local retired airplane pilot in a experimental plane went down today right next door to us. Word is that he has crashed before almost in the same spot about a year ago. Lots of sirens, emergency vehicles, that we aren’t used to hearing around here. Witness said he was ok and taken to Alpine medical center for evaluation. Took down a power line so some lost power for a while. We never did. Some excitement for Marathon Texas!!
We have a group of 37 bicyclists that are biking from coast to coast to stay a few nights in our park.
They have been doing this for years. The truck full of supplies and support staff arrive ahead of the bicyclists and set everything up. The truck started on one end of the tent area and unloaded everyone’s equipment. Then they begin to set up tents, blow up air mattress’s, and put the personal items, suitcases, bags, etc. in the proper tent. All tents have a number on them.
They have a cook who feeds them, along with a massage therapist that gives them a rub down when they return. They also rented out 4 rooms just for showers. Average age of the riders-55-60, some as old as 68-70. These guys and girls are in great shape. They arrived yesterday about 1:00pm, spent the night and got up today and visited the Big Bend National Park. They will spend one more night and then it’s back on the road. They started in California and will finish up in Florida. Great friendly group. All I can say is I’m happy it’s them and not me!!
Well here it is…downtown. This is about it except the Gage hotel and a couple of gas stations.
Here is a few around the Rv Park and close by.
Just a quick drive down Post Park road tonight.
Yes, we are right across the road from the train tracks. But, it gives you an opportunity to see a lot of trains, mainly two-Union Pacific freight, and Amtrak. Union Pacific comes by at least 4-5 times daily. Amtrak only about 2 times a week. Here is one that came by while I was out with my camera.
We had been planning to go to the Gage gardens and today was the day. Wow, what a surprise. This would rival any big town botanical gardens. It is 27 acres of very lush and manicured gardens in a town of 400 people in far west Texas. This is part of the historical Gage hotel and a must see for anyone in the area.
We decided to take a drive to Post park before dark tonight. Nice park with a creek flowing through it, so lots of wildlife.
We asked if we could plant a few vegetables and the owner said sure you can. So we bought a few and we now have our own little garden.
Tomatoes, peppers, artichokes, lettuce, kolharbi, snap peas, and chives. Going to plant some onions when they get some more in. There is some great raised beds here that are empty that we are going to try to fill up.