Enjoying Alpine

Day 9

CAMPGROUND:  Lost Alaskan RV Park
LOCATION:  Alpine, Texas
WEATHER:  Quite nice.  Cool overnight (no A/C).  High 82

Today was a bit quiet.  I did laundry in the RV park’s laundry room, always a convenience.  We did grocery shopping, washed the truck, and filled up with gas in preparation for tomorrow’s trip.  It is always nice to be able to go to gas stations without the trailer. 

Alpine is a cute town.  We drove around its historic parts, spotting this BnB with an Airstream dining area….

Then, we stopped at one of the historic hotels for a drink.  It is magnificent inside.  All along this highway, there are grand hotels – Marathon, Alpine, and Marfa.  This one was built in 1912 for a Mr. Holland. It thrived until about 1975, then sat and deteriorated.  It was refurbished in 2012.

Back to the campground for dinner.  This is the first time that George has grilled on this trip.  It has been too hot!  There is a burn ban in effect, so he used the gas grill.

We started with stuffed, grilled jalapeno appetizers…

DINNER:  Grilled portabello sandwiches with charred red bell pepper and red onion.  Side spinach salad and couscous.  Yum!

BOOK:  “The Three Sisters” by Heather Morris, author of “The Tattoist of Auschwitz”, another great book.  This is the true story of 3 Jewish sisters and their survival in Auschwitz, and the strong bond among them throughout their lives.  5 stars out of 5

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