We're off into deep West Texas from El Paso. A windmill pumps water for cattle.
Our bus is an elegant Mexican one, with our most excellent driver, Lalo
Our License plate
A herd of cattle graze in the distance ...
... and we pass a large cattle pen later on.
A huge pecan orchard goes on for miles.
We reach Ft. Davis and meet our tour guide, Darren Wallis
... getting to know one another in a local restaurant that evening.
The stars are brilliant out here.
More of our night sky. I seem to've caught a shooting star in the upper left.
Dawn the next morning from out cabin porch
A deer eyes us from the ridge at dawn.
Off to Lajitas down on the Rio Grande, We pass a large hydroponic farm.
Detail of the hydroponic farm
What have we here? An abandoned helicopter!
We pass through Marfa. This is its courthouse dome.
A roadside shrine in Marfa
A Marfa Dog runs out to greet us.
Antelope hang around Ft. Russell on the outskirts of Marfa.
Telephone lines through the Big Empty
We settle into Lajita, then drive off to Terlingua. Much of the town is abandoned mercury mines.
The old Terlinqua ghost town cemetery. 2000 people lived here during its mining days.
Downtown Terlingua today
Entertainment at the Terlinqua Starlight Theatre. Fun!
The Terlingua Church were Darren Wallis was married 7 weeks earlier.
Inside the Terlingua Church
The Church altar