Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Veranda Inn

Since I have been gone on vacation for over a week, I decided to share my trip to Santa Fe in several different posts. As I look over the pictures (I took 488!) I feel just as excited as if I were there and my trip is taking place all over again. My husband and I really enjoy traveling, and my hope is that you enjoy sharing my experiences with me.
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This is a peek at our first stop in Fort Davis, Texas. We specifically went there to experience the McDonald Observatory. It is a wonderful place to visit ~ even on an overcast night! It sits at approximately 6,800 feet above sea level, which is perfect for viewing the heavens. Not only did we look at the surface of the moon thru their 107-inch telescope, but I got my first glimpse of Saturn. And, seeing satellites are easier than you think by going to to Heavens-Above. Simply by putting in your coordinates (using your address), you can see amazing things in the beautiful night skies. I must say this was one of the highlights of our trip for both my husband & I.
This was taken on our trip up the beautiful winding road to the observatory.
The Veranda Inn Historic Inn Bed & Breakfast Fort Davis, Texas

A few shots more..this time of the beautiful redbud trees blooming in the courtyard of The Veranda. I didn't want to leave.

We really live in a beautiful country, AND I feel so blessed to live in the wonderful state of Texas.

9 comments:

Chris said...

How LOVELY!! The inn looks charming. And the observatory must have been a cool experience. I can't wait for the other installments of your creative adventure...:-)

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm so glad you had a good time. I bet it was even more beautiful in person.

Daryl said...

Oh gorgeous .. welcome home ... cant wait to see/hear about it all ... xo

Tina said...

We rode the Harleys up there a couple of years ago, but didn't go at night..lol..wildlife..someday I'll go back to see the stars..Wonderful photos!!Glad you had a good trip!

Cindy said...

What beautiful pictures...my favorite is the one taken in the foyer of the inn...looks so welcoming. Glad you had fun!

pam q said...

Only 482 more pictures to go! HA!

The bed & breakfast looks so quiet---so restful! I bet the breakfast was wonderful.....

Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing!

Riki Schumacher said...

Diane, what a great story you are sharing. Can't wait to see the next episode. Do tell more! Love the pictures.

stacie said...

What beautiful pictures of your trip..I can't wait to see what your new classes will inspire you to create!!!

KayEllen said...

Beautiful!
I just returned from a getaway with my husband..25th wedding anniversary ;-)
Couldn't go to far..both to busy with work and teens...
But we had a wonderful time! Looks like you did too!!!

Thanks for stopping by my flickr photos ;-)

Smiles,
kayellen