Another location close to the trailer; BAD tripping hazard in the
Astronomy Slide Show. Many of these pictures were
taken on this trip.
We saw Iridium Flares most nights. The flare is a reflection
from Iridium satellite antennas (the sat-phone satellites).
The Christmas card production has started!!
Lots of cactus in the park.
There were century plants everywhere!
These guys come through the campground every night. You can
smell them coming!
Bikers from Georgia. They are touring on this Harley, and
have been gone for over 2 weeks. They plan on looping through New Mexico before
heading home. It may not be comfortable, but the gas mileage is great!
Doris on the trail at the top of Skyline Drive. This is
where we go to check email and upload pictures to the web.
This plant does not seem to belong here, but we saw plenty along
the roads in the area!
It is some type of melon.
This is the local winery (Fort Davis). They do grow most of
their grapes locally, and the wine was pretty good. Note the guard dog at the
Skinny bunny near the winery.
Wendy and Gary dropped in for a visit on the weekend.
McDonald observatory tour. Note Wendy still has a jacket!
Inside the dome with the 107" telescope.
This is the season for lady bugs, and they were everywhere!
These are trying to stay out of the wind on the top of the mountain.
Wendy took us on a cemetery hunt!
We found this pioneer cemetery in Fort Davis.
Wendy read the stories.....
...and checked out some of the markers.
There was some cell service in the area, but not without a little
help. Note antenna on top of the roof over the table.
Wendy and Gary left for home on Monday, and we left Tuesday.
On the way home, we stopped off to visit the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.
There are hiking trails, a greenhouse for cactus and a nice
visitor center. All of the plants are irrigated since some are not indigenous to the
We found this really cool house in Fort Davis; it is built around and behind these