Monday, April 3, 2017

Alpine, Texas...

Our West Texas road trip continued from the beautiful and tranquil Big Bend National Park up about 2 hours to Alpine, Texas. Alpine is the home of Sul Ross State University.  It is a peaceful cowboy town and is also known as one of the gateway towns into Big Bend.  On our old hotel tour this stop was a must. The Holland hotel has been housing folks since 1928 and is said to be haunted. We stayed (not on purpose) on the floor that is famous for having a ghost of a beautiful woman and her child flitting about. It was a little spooky but fun. We did not witness this apparition and slept soundly and wonderfully. The Holland is enchanting and the people are friendly. Great breakfast served bright and early in the lobby.

Right around the corner from the Holland hotel in easy walking distance is the original Reata Steak House. That meal was worth the long drive in itself. Best steak I have ever eaten.

Plan a trip with a stop over in Alpine, Texas. You will love it. 
Next stop, Marfa. 

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