Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso
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Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso

Chain Trail in Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site near El Paso, Texas, is aptly named.  As you ascend North Mountain, you hold on to a chain.  It’s short and steep with a wow factor when you reach the top. I had spent a couple of hours on a Rock Art Tour with a … Continue reading

Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas
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Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas

Religious masks, geometric designs, animals, and people wearing intricate headdresses are painted are the rocks.  You have to slide under rock overhangs, climb up to shelters and squeeze between boulders to see them.  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is unique in how its rock paintings tell the stories of ancient people.  The pictographs … Continue reading

Experiencing El Paso:  3 Days in Sun City
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Experiencing El Paso: 3 Days in Sun City

I had visited El Paso in the late 1990s on a cross country road trip with my parents.  My father wanted to step foot in Mexico and El Paso gave us the perfect opportunity to walk over to Juarez.  Returning to the city had been on my travel list for a while, especially because I … Continue reading

West Texas Road Trip:  One Night in Marfa
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West Texas Road Trip: One Night in Marfa

One night in Marfa wasn’t enough. Marfa is everything you’ve heard – weird, quirky, artsy, rugged, remote, and wonderful. It’s a unique blend of sprawling ranches and ultra nuevo art galleries. It’s a town of 1,800 folks in a desert landscape where everything is weathered and that just adds to the charm. It’s where life … Continue reading

Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas
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Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas

The first time I escaped to the West Texas desert I was hooked. My friend Carroll introduced me to the magical corner of the country on a multi-day road trip I dubbed 2 Chicks, 5 Days, 1001 miles. Since then I’ve been back a couple of times, including this weekend getaway with Carol and another … Continue reading