We made a short stop in the small town of Alpine, TX on our way to Big Bend National Park. We went to a small community farmers market where we found homemade pickles (okra and sun chokes ), sweet potato quesadillas, fresh pea vines, quiches, tamales, fresh pecans, meyer lemon cream puffs, foccacia pizza, korean pancake, okara and grilled MUSUBI !!!!!
We drove to historic Fort Davis, a national historic site. Established in 1854 to protect emigrants, mail coaches, wagons and travelers. The history and stories of this frontier military post are intriguing, from the medical practices during that time period to the soldiers who served at this post. Many buildings have been restored and furnished.
Fort Davis was a very interesting place to visit, it’s remote location made you appreciate and empathize with the soldiers living here.
Fort Davis is also a haven for 511 species of birds!
Las Cruces, NM to Alpine, TX – 266 miles