We stayed in a beautiful little hotel called The Trinity. It used to be an old bank, and now it is restored and has 9 rooms. We were more than happy with the accommodations, especially the bathroom! We also enjoyed free coffee and pastries in the mornings, which were amazing, and free wine tasting and appetizer on Saturday. I bought Brendan four bottles of the wine for his anniversary gift (he gave me a lovely pair of citrine earrings).
The rest of our weekend weather was spectacular. We woke up early on Saturday and headed to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We did a 4.2 mile hike on "Devil's Hall Trail." It was very rocky, and mostly void of other visiters. We enjoyed it a lot, but were very tired at the end.
We found some prickly pears, which Brendan could not contain himself from eating...the pricklies stayed on his tongue for 24 hours! Our hike was so beautiful and colorful. October is definitely a nice month here!
We finally made it to Devi's Hall:
That night, after clean up and wine tasting, we ate a great dinner at a place called YellowBrix right near our hotel. They had live music and delicious food, and we enjoyed eating outside, as it was a nice evening for it.
The next morning, we had a leisurely breakfast, and then headed out to Carlsbad Caverns. We had no reservations (they had sold out days before when I first thought to look), but luckily, someone had canceled their tour, so we were able to buy tickets for the Kings Palace tour. It was pretty awesome!
Here are some of our other getaways close to Midland:
Fort Davis, Marfa, Alpine, Balmorhea (TX)
Monahans, Alpine & Big Bend National Park (TX)
Happy Trails to You!
<3 S, B, L&Z