Monday, April 28, 2014

Baseball in the Texas Mountains-Cowboys and Chihuahuas!

There's a section of one of Alpine's mural that shows Kokernot Field, a small scale version of Wrigley Field, (there's a TERRIFIC Texas Monthly story about the stadium here) and this time of year, it is time to think about baseball!

Kokernot Field is now the home of the Alpine Cowboys, part of the Pecos League, which according to their website, "is not affiliated with Major or Minor League Baseball."  Want to go to a game in this beautiful, historic stadium in full view of the mountains?  Their schedule is here, and the first game is May 2.

El Paso now has a triple A baseball team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, and their home is a brand new stadium right downtown.  Check out the schedule here!

Fort Davis hotels participating in our Texas Mountain Trail cycle-friendly hotels program!

Old Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast, 401 N. Front Street, P.O. Box 1221, Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-2050; Hope’s Ranch Guest House, 1100 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 1221, Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-2050 properties, same owners.) Hopes Ranch is self-catered.  Cycle-friendly features include: A host who is an avid cyclist in the area, and his wife, who understands the kind of breakfast cyclists need. Familiar with well-known and less familiar, lightly- travelled routes. Secure bike storage in garage; cleaning rags for your equipment; a limited supply of bike tools and parts for emergency repairs along with the expertise for most repairs; flexible hours for breakfast service; excellent quality mattresses; off-street parking within our fence; in-room, free wireless internet connections; weather reports; potential late check-out (with prior arrangement).
Mountain Trails Lodge and Outdoor Learning Center, one mile south of the Scenic Loop and Fort Davis on Hwy 118, Phone 800-403-3484,
Cycle-friendly features include: comfortable cabins and healthy meals (at a great price) for your cycling group, sag support and shuttles, pre-arranged water stops, snacks or meals delivered or served on your route, skilled bike mechanic and wilderness first aid responder, and more.
Cycle-friendly Stone Village in Fort DavisStone Village Tourist Camp, 509 State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-3941 Renovated 1935 tourist court located in the middle of Fort Davis. Cycle-friendly features include: in-room bike parking; choice of motel-style rooms, suites (w/microwave and refrigerator) and modernized open air camp rooms with securable screen doors; wi-fi; next-door access to natural foods grocery/deli/bakery; pool.
ort Davis area cycle-friendly hotels from our Texas Mountain Trail program:

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