May 14, 2012
Trip Start Apr 28, 2012
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Today started off a beautiful sunny morning, traveling north from Big Bend National Park on Texas highway 118 we headed to the town of Fort Davis. The landscape changed from the desert and sheer cliffs in the park to rolling hills with some trees and grasslands. The trip of 146 miles took a little over 4 hours.Fort Davis is the highest town in Texas at 5,050 feet. We finding a campground and setting up we were off to visit “Fort Davis Nat’l Historic Site”. This is the partial reconstruction of a Calvary outpost that operated from 1846 to 1891. Some of the buildings including
the hospital and the officers’ quarters have been fully reconstructed while all
that remain of other buildings are the foundations
thunderstorm clouds started to build and after hearing thunder we decided to
head back to the campground. On the way back it started to rain and then all of a sudden it started to hail, this was pea size hail that continued for several minutes, while we waited out the storm
in a parking lot the hail stones piled up on the truck and the road to a depth of about ½ inch. It happened so fast that we were caught off guard, it was a frightening experience. For the rest of the day we relaxed back at the camper.