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We spent last night at the Safety Rest Area El Paso County Westbound just off of I-10 near Fabens, Texas. After spending seven nights at the Maverick RV Ranch in Lajitas, TX Tom drove 284 miles to get us here. The temperature when we woke up this morning was 31 degrees brrrrrr.....is all I can say. In a few hours we will be in New Mexico where we will spend the next two days.
|Sunset looking out over I-10 on November 11, 2022|
(If you click enough pictures you do get one without
a traffic blur.)
Sunday, November 6, 2022
|Mexican Free-tailed Bats call this Fort home.|
|This display is in the Servant's Quarters.|
Notice the fence made out of ocotillos
in the upper right picture.
|Walking through one of the doorways, bottom right, shows |
the thickness of the walls. Upper left, door and ceiling to one
of the rooms. Upper right a window, bottom left shade cover
out in the corral area.
|Pictures of the various rooms|
|throughout the Fort.|
|First built as a chapel by the Burgess family in the 1920's,|
the mausoleum contains the remains of John D. Burgess
and Thomasa Baeza Burgess.
After spending time at the Fort Leaton we turned East on FM-170 and headed back home. The ride back was just as beautiful as the ride to Presidio in the morning. Something we only caught small glances of in the morning was the Rio Grande River on the way back, this afternoon, we had time to stop and see more than a quick glance.
|There are Ocotillo every where I look.|
|We drove in here. |
We both thought the information on the sign was interesting.
|Tom taking some pictures|
near the boat ramp.
|We are looking across at Mexico.|
|We were stopped waiting for a green light to cross a bridge|
being repaired. I looked right, saw this guy, and could not
resist taking a picture.
|There are tables under the Tepees.|
|Our last look at the Rio Grande River for today.|