We are camped at the Lost Alaskan RV Park in Alpine. We are back to civilization again after a week of "roughing it" in the outback. The park, like many other parks we have been in, offers wifi but it is extremely slow. I tried updating our blog this morning and gave up after seeing how long it would take. So we loaded up the laptop and headed to McDonald's. Thank God for the McDonald's, they offer high speed wifi at all their locations.
The day started very windy and chilly. The weather here changes faster and more often then Minnesota weather. The day before yesterday it was mid 90's today it's maybe 50. This is colder then we want. We are deciding today where to head next.
This evening we are heading to the Town of Marfa Texas. Marfa is the home of the mysterious lights. First reported by early settlers in 1883, the mysterious lights still defy explanation. Eight miles east of town there is the viewing center that was recently expanded to eight acres which includes a large viewing deck complete with restrooms. Reports from those who have been there say your chances of seeing the lights are 50 /50. It doesn't seen to matter what time, day of the week, weather conditions or cloud conditions, the lights are either there or not. Maybe tonight will be a lucky night for us.
For more information on the lights: Google Marfa Lights
Update on the Marfa lights: Well we stuck around for a little over an hour and didn't see anything other then a sky FULL of stars. There must of been close to a hundred or so people coming and going during the time we were there. I'm sure the minute we left all hell broke loose......
Finally, before driving over to Marfa we drove around Alpine and Chris took some pictures, with her phone, of some interesting places in town.