Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at www.lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Fort at Fort Davis


Fort Davis was a key post in the defense system of west Texas. From 1854 to 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mail coaches, and travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. This shows the officers quarters.


The commanding officer's quarters reflect the refined life of the post commander.


The enlisted men's barracks were a different matter altogether.


The remains of the chapel, in the foreground, and the non-commissioned officers' quarters.


We decided to hike up the hill behind the fort. The first thing we came to was the privy, located discreetly behind a big rock.


It was a tough climb, but very pretty.


We stopped to admire some Claret Cup Cactus along the way.


Made it! (Okay, Donna, do you recognize any of these people?)


We got a beautiful view of the fort from the top. The officers' quarters are in the row with the trees, the barracks are the other row, and there are various other buildings around. Click on the picture to get a better look.

5 Comments:

Blogger Barbara and Ron said...

Nice that they mark the privy - seems like a long way to go to go.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Bob Parker & Donna Huffer said...

Oh Geeze, I recognize but can not name the dark hair lady, Bob doesn't recognize her but all the others except the man on the end. We cannot put names to any of the faces. If this was a test we FAILED.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the Big Bend events?

12:01 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Since I was without internet access for a week and a half, I am really behind on the blog. Don't worry, Big Bend is coming!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous corrie said...

Very nice view from the top of the hill.

10:51 AM  

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