Friday, October 7, 2011

Perfect West Texas Bed & Breakfast Weekend

This past weekend, Brendan and I treated ourselves to a lovely weekend in West Texas and saw many of the places we were so exited about living close to. We hope you enjoy the pictures and are inspired to visit west Texas soon yourself!

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
Once we checked in, it was time to explore Fort Davis. I should add now, we had perfect weather all weekend. I think of the desert as being hot, but all weekend it was in the 70s/low 80s, sunny but nice and cool.
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! 
After exploring, it was time to drive to the McDonald Observatory. 
Sunset on the drive over
The stars we saw were incredible, but unfortunately, it's impossible to photograph what we saw! I can just tell you that it was quite chilly!
um, burr.
 That night, it was time to drink some chocolate wine, a gift from Brendan's neighbor in Lake Charles.

Brendan's sophisticated
Despite our late night, we still made it to our 9am breakfast
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!

After hiking, we headed to Marfa, Texas. Marfa is supposed to be really artistic and interesting, but once there, we couldn't really figure out if anything was happening. We had a drink at a neat beer garden, and we went to a bookstore and a thrift store. There wasn't much else open! We were told you need to catch Marfa on a night when something is going on, but it was a nice spot for a lazy afternoon.

That night, we splurged on an amazing dinner at Reata in Alpine, Texas. This dessert consisted of bread pudding wrapped in a tamale and served with ice cream. It was so spectacular.

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

Stacy's high...jump
This was Brendan and I's first trip just with the two of us. Taking a weekend away together is something we'll definitely do again. Exploring somewhere new with each other was a perfect way to bring in October, and there's nothing like surviving a two hour hike through a canyon to make you fall in love just a little more. Thankfully Brendan was a boyscout, so I was in good hands. Happy weekend everyone, we hope you do something new and fun!

<3 S, B, L&Z


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  2. Looks amazing Robert, is it on you? I promise I'll blog about it!


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