Saturday, May 31, 2008
Most travelers heading down I-10 never get off the road and see what adventures await them, for example...Van Horn boasts Red Rock Ranch, a private ranch offering hiking and rock art tours. For more opportunities, check the Texas Mountain Trail website, including the Top Ten 15 Minute Rest Breaks in the region, selected by friends of the Trail.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
....gracing the Van Horn Cemetery!
Tucked in the north side of town with perfect views of Turtleback and Six Mile Mountains (you can see them yourself as the last frame of the video below), this is a great place for an early morning walk for birdwatching or to see the flowers lovingly tended by local citizens.
We want others to see West Texas, so through most of the summer, images of our region will be playing in Times Square in New York City. You can see the video ad above, which directs visitors to the new website made with partners in this project, Fort Davis and Midland, http://www.westtexastrip.com/! Check it out!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Visible at Ernst Tinaja in Big Bend National Park in the Texas Mountain Trail region in Far West Texas.
You can read more about the geology of the park, here.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Cormac McCarthy wrote about this place in Van Horn in his book, No Country for Old Men. The scene didn't make it into the movie, but you can see it yourself, by taking the second Van Horn exit and traveling south from I-10...just 1/2 block away from the interstate!
And no, you can't buy Diesel Fried Chicken in town, but there is a lovely hometown restaurant, Pappa's Pantry, just across the street!