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WEST TEXAS ROAD TRIP/BIG BEND ART LOOP ITINERARY: 
4 days; by car
 

Over the next few weeks I will be blogging at Travels with Carole about attractions in this area located in southeast Texas, about two hours from El Paso.  You can, of course,  juggle the itinerary below to fit your own interests.  Please come back regularly to view the progress. 

Highway I-10 out of El Paso travels from Florida to California.  For this exciting art-oriented trip, take it south out of El Paso, then west to Highway 90. From there, this loop continues to the junction with Highway 385.  Several excursions off Highway 90 will travel along Highways 17 and 118.  This road trip concludes with a farther excursion down to Big Bend National Park for a few days, a return to El Paso, or continuing on to San Antonio.  Go in spring or fall--summer can be steamy. 


Day 1
Leave El Paso between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 
visit/overnight in Marfa
     stops at BIG Art/Texas Roadside Art around Valentine
     lunch The Water Stop in Marfa
     explore town and art galleries in Marfa
     overnight at Hotel Paisano in Marfa 
     ●Marfa Lights Viewing Center in Marfa  

Day 2
visit Marfa+Alpine/overnight in Fort Davis
     ●Chinati Foundation in Marfa
     grab and go lunch at Stripes convenience store  in Marfa
     ●Sul Ross State University art + museum in Alpine
     overnight at Stone Village Tourist Camp in Fort Davis
     ●evening event at McDonald Observatory

Day 3
visit Fort Davis/overnight in Marathon
     ●Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis
     ●Davis Mountains State Park  (lunch, exploration, possible overnight) in Fort Davis
     ●Gaige Hotel & Gardens in Marathon

Day 4
visit Marathon
     explore town and gardens
If you are interested, plan to be in the area on a Sunday so you can attend Cowboy Church in Marathon.

Return to El Paso, about 2 ½ hours northwest, or continue on to San Antonio, about 5 ½ hours west. 

Carole Terwilliger Meyers blogs at Travels With Carole
Ms. Meyers is also the author of “Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities.”

copyright 2020 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

 

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