Early departure today for what we thought would be Fort Bliss in El Paso for 1 night, alas they had no sites so we opted for the KOA in Las Cruces..our second visit. Nice campground for a stopping or few night's stay.
25 -26 November
A 300 mile drive to Fort Stockton at the Fort Stockton RV park..our 2nd visit here as well. Nice park just off IH10 east of Fort Stockton..nice pull thru sites with full hookups and Roadrunner Cafe. We will be here 2 nights as John as some sites to explore within 100 miles..primarily Ozona AFS established 1957-1963 since closed with deteriorating buildings and housing area. Latham who lives on the property was gracious to show John around and relate history. At one time his grandmother owned the property which has since exchanged hands manu times. We then drove back toward Fort Stockton to Pyote to visit remains of the Rattlesnake Bomber Base and AFS. Could not have access so John got picture of monument on highway. The name came from the many nests of rattlesnakes when building the base.
27 November 2017
A 200 mile drive today via Hwy 285 to Hwy 90 to Del Rio and Laughlin AFB ..our stop for 4 nights before going to San Antonio. Roads in West Texas are long and desolate...seems only fit for sidewinders. Coming into Del Rio we crossed over Amistad Reservoir..to the south it is in Mexico and to the north in Texas. This is a very large boating and fishing area
|Crossing the Amistad Reservoir|
Laughlin AFB is home to the 47th Flying Training Wing, the Air Force's largest pilot training bae dating back to 1947. It is a census designated place with a population of around 1600. This is our first visit. Went to Rudy's for barbeque dinner..one of our favorite Texas barbeque restaurants.
|View of FAMCAMP|