Cathedral Mountain

We went to do some work at a property close to Cathedral Mountain. This is about 15 miles South of Alpine. A very beautiful and scenic spot.

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This is Cathedral Mountain as seen just off Hwy 118. Elevation 6800 ft.
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Lots of Horses along the road to the house.
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Saw several Javelina. They were on the move.

It took about 20 minutes to arrive at the house. The gravel/dirt road allowed only 15mph drive. It was so quiet and peaceful there.

Cold Day in Alpine

Woke up this morning with 17 degree temps. Sun came out but never got above 27 degrees. Well what a perfect day to fire up the grill…

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Chicken Fajitas on the grill…Mmmm good

I cooked the marinated chicken directly on the grill over hickory wood. Once it was done I cut it up in pieces and put in cast iron skillet with onions, and peppers. Served sizzling with rice, tortillas, and hot sauce. It was tasty with plenty of leftovers.

Cold in Alpine

It’s been a cold and wet here for the last few days. Guess who had to work the last 2 days? Yep, we did. Yesterday started out about 32 degrees at 9am and slowly dropped during the day. Visibility was about 50 yards with fog and drizzle. By 1pm it had dropped to 26 degrees with some off and on sleet and a cold North wind. The moisture had made for some very pretty scenes with the pine trees looking like flocked Christmas trees. Sadly I didn’t get any pictures.

We had several travelers stop for the night because of the weather. The most popular item we sold was heated water hoses which the owners had ordered and received yesterday. We sold them all in a matter of a few hours. I assisted one camper with running a electric cord inside her RV so she could plug in an additional heater. Another college girl had a wheel on her truck freeze up and we had to move the truck out of the road where it was stuck. Yes, the weather made for an interesting day. When we left for the day it was 25 degrees.

Fast forward to this morning and it is now 35 degrees, the sun is trying to come out and things are starting to thaw out. Forecast high today is 53, tomorrow 65 and over 70 for Sunday. That sounds great!!

Alpine Artwalk

November 18 and 19th were this years date for Alpine’s Artwalk. This is a annual event that attracts thousands to town. Lots of art, a parade, live music, and more. We went with our friends from Marathon and had a great time. More about Artwalk HERE. 

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Even the pickups are “artwork”.
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Food, food, and more food!!
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How about an art themed parade…

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Lonesome Duck car

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1931 Ford
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Very nice car…don’t know what make and model, but nice!!
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This one was the most unique vehicle in the parade.

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Very talented artist
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We just missed the blacksmith workshop.
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More live music…This guy was very good.
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Artist at work.
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Silent auction items. Proceeds go to the Alpine Public Library.
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This artist drew a large crowd with his pottery making demo.
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More live music just off the main street
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Functional art.
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This homemade truck camper was really something to see.
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All that walking made us tired…some more tired than others.

We now understand why so many people come to Alpine for Artwalk every year. It was great and had something for everyone.

 

Alpine Sites

It’s been pretty rainy the last few days so when it cleared up for a couple of hours today I was off to find some photo subjects.

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This is one of the Catholic churches with some great views.
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Some art in a park.
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Very Creative!!
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This is South of Downtown Alpine looking North towards Fort Davis
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Sign on a large warehouse
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The Holland Hotel. Built in 1928

Well enough walking today, so let’s drive out South of town towards the big hill.

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This is the view back towards Alpine from the South.

It started to cloud up some more and was raining about 15 minutes after I got back.