Friday, September 14, 2012
Fort Davis State Park
Friday we left San Angelo to head out to Fort Davis for the annual Fort Davis Cyclefest. We arrived too late to get in a good ride so we decided to visit the Fort Davis State Park just out of town.
Even if it gets me into trouble, the reason we arrived late was that Christine had made an appointment for a pedicure before the bike ride!!?? You need pretty toe nails to go into a cycling shoe??? I guess you have to be a woman to understand the process. (Editor's note: there are some appointments one does NOT break.)
Anyway, the State Park was scenic, a little chilly (for us), but overall a nice afternoon.
We came upon a structure that we were sure had a roof the last time we visited (several years back).
As we looked around, mystery solved: last year's early spring wild fires.
Then we came upon another structure that was still intact. Just behind me was a parking lot that probably diverted the fire path.
Fort Davis down in the "valley." Fort Davis has an elevation of 5,050 feet--almost a mile high.
A lone (lonely?) ranch house. I guess if you wanted to get away from it all, this is not only isolated but pretty.
Time to go back into town for dinner with friends who were also in town for the ride.