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.