Science and History Lessons (Alpine, Texas, USA)

We decided to stay – yet again. 


First stop was the McDonald Observatory where we took a tour to see the gigantic telescopes.  The kids were fascinated  with them!


And then we stopped at Ft. Davis on our way home.  Unfortunately, we got there a bit late so missed all the people dressed in period costumes and all that – but we spent a couple hours wandering around looking at all the buildings and reading the signs.  It was nice to spend time there since we were so rushed when we visited a few days ago.


The view from McDonald Observatory


The boys with one of the telescopes at McDonald Observatory


McDonald Observatory


The boys take a ride in a covered wagon


Ft. Davis Officer's Quarters


Ft. Davis


books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to Science and History Lessons (Alpine, Texas, USA)

  1. Jennifer (Conversion Diary) December 22, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    I can completely relate to getting stuck in Alpine! My husband and I went to Alpine, Marathon and Marfa for our honeymoon and didn’t want to leave! We ended up staying a week longer than we’d planned because we couldn’t tear ourselves away. (Also, I had no idea that Marfa was such a hotbed for the art community!)

    Anyway, it’s great to follow your journey. Thanks for keeping us posted.

  2. nancy December 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    Thanks Jennifer! I talked with a lot of people in Alpine that went there on vacation -and never left! You just n ever know – we may both end up living there at some point!

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