2019 January – Week 4 & 5

This is real delay. Knew we had bad connections in the “Hill Country of Texas”. Guess this never posted.

Leaving Carlsbad heading for Fort Stockton found us traveling US285. Windy and dusty in parts. They say this is one of the deadliest stretches of roads in Texas. There were lost of truck traffic as well as narrowing of roads through large portions of road construction. In Texas it is 55 – 60 miles an hour through these areas.

Safely in Fort Stockton for a few days to break up the drive to Ingram. Turns out to be a great stop for more interesting history both town and Army-Indian wars. Also the historic part had a wine tasting room.

It was important in the Indian wars against the comanches for wagons and travelers moving westward. It was active from 1867-1886 and manned bythe 9th Calvary, which was one of the 4 divisions (?) of Buffalo soldiers. Nice restored and reconstructed buildings.

Later in the day was a trip to the Annie Riggs Memorial Museum. It is housed in the Hotel she  ran and each guess room displayed exhibits. Interesting history for the town and her ties into the Arizona Territorial Prison and Billy the Kidd.

The Gray Mule is the original bar across the street from the hotel. It is now a wine tasting room.

The 28th of January (5th week) we were on our way to Ingram, Texas for a 30 day stay. Kerrville is the big, small town next to it. We did travel to Fredricksburg to visit the Pacific War Museum. Spent two days and about 6 hours total. Happy Birthday to me.

This concluded January.

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Two reconstructed barracks. Smaller buildings are the mess halls for each barracks

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Te back end of a chuckwagon.
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The Anne Riggs Hotel / Museum
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The courtyard were the room entrances were. Each room heldthe artifacts.
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Ft Stockton RV park (old KOA). Painted flag
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Gray Mule Saloon now for wine tasting.
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Flavoreded Wine/Liquor. Did buy a bottle of the lemon.
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Staying warm on a cool evening
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Off to Ingram. The good part of US 285
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Limestone mountains
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Downtown Kerrville.

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His home and now a museum. We did not go here
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Schreiner’s first mansion. Given to the Masons after building new acros the street
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Johnson RV Park is home to 10 ponies. Yes Linda dod feed them some apples.

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For a great insight to the Pacific. This is a must stop. I would say plan two have days. the tickets are good for 48  hours.
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This is the Japanese sub captured in Pearl Harbor.
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Hole cut looking for survivors
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Of interest as I spent a few months here helping with the clean up after Atomic testing.

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A model of  the Mighty Mo if I remember correctly.
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Part of the museum is in the Hotel ownd b Nimitz’s granfather. It is dedicated to Admerial Nimitz, Commender of the Pacific Theater
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Dwontown Fredricksburg. More later as we toured the town
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This is the lunch stop for day one

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USS Nimitz
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Co-workers Dad had 10 missions in one of these towards the end of the war.
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Japanese float plane
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Replica of Little Boy.
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The type of plane flown by President Bush. Paul Newman was a gunner on one of them
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Guess he had a thing for Barbara.
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PT boat similar to President Kennedy’s PT109
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Powered by 3 – V12 diesels. Speed was there biggest defence.
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Theater down the road for reenactments

 

 

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