The drive to Fort Davis, TX was absolutely spectacular, and I could not get over all the mountain views. I took these pictures from inside the car.
Then, we arrived at our Bed and Breakfast, the historic Veranda Inn. I cannot say enough nice things about this place and the folks who run it.
|Right outside our door|
|Inside our charming cottage|
|Gardens outside our cottage|
|Local resident "Tipster"|
|The home was full of beautiful antique furniture|
|Our sweet little porch|
|nom, nom, nom, nom, pizza|
|We found a pair of billy goats, and we removed the cactus from one's nose|
|Sleeping Lion Formation|
|Neat little church|
|love this car!|
|Sunset on the drive over|
|In one word: Scrumptious!|
Then, we were off for a hike at the Nature Center. Modesta Canyon, here we come!
|the spring! I saw a tiger salamander in there!|
That night, we opened our bottle of wine from McPherson Cellars that we bought in Lubbock, TX the weekend before on a trip to see our friends The Shews.
It was very restful and romantic in Fort Davis. It was so dark, you could see about a million stars, and it was incredibly quiet too. Really, it was just the kind of getaway we needed. I was sad to leave, but we had another wonderful breakfast and headed to Balmorhea State Park.
Balmorhea was similar to Barton Springs in Austin, TX, but a lot warmer! We had a blast swimming, diving, and even using the scary high dive! There are fish, big and small, that you can see swimming around. The best part, it's only two hours from Midland, so we can drive in for a day!
|Love this photo of Brendan|
|Brendan's high dive|
<3 S, B, L&Z