On our first morning at the Indian Lodge, we hiked one of the trails before it got too hot. The humidity was in the low 20's, but the altitude of the mountains made the sun pretty intense.
Elevation is between 5,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level.
The Davis Mountains are inside the Chihuahuan Desert and due to its elevation, they receive more rain than the surrounding desert.
Because we LOVE history....
From 1854-1891, this well-preserved frontier fort was strategically placed to protect settlers, mail coaches, and freight wagons from Apache attacks.
(Commanding officer's home, master bedroom, children's bedroom - with many original pieces of furniture.)
Anniversary dinner down in Alpine, Texas.
The last day took us way up high to check out the McDonald Observatory.
These are the "darkest skies" in all of North America. The McDonald Observatory hosts some of the world's largest telescopes that allow man to peer deep into space.
The activity called for a rest by the lodge pool.
Hey, do you want to see what the Indian Lodge looked like?
We stayed in the "newer" section built in 1965. That addition included the pool and restaurant.
The last evening...
We took a drive up to a scenic point inside the state park for some breathtaking views.
God's creation is so amazing!
We are so grateful to have taken in such beautiful, Texas scenery on this trip. The sand dunes, the oasis swimming pool, the mountains...Texas is so unique!
~ Patty ~