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Old 02-28-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Default San Angelo?

Tell me about San Angelo?
I plan to visit West Texas in a couple of weeks and am anxious for any info you can share with me.....nice hotels, convenient shopping, and restaurants, etc.
How far is Colorado City and Snyder from San Angelo?
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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I don't know much about San Angelo. It's only an 80-90 minute drive from Abilene, where I live. I'd estimate that it's about 90-120 minutes to Colorado City and at least 2 hours to Snyder if not longer.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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Colorado City is 75 miles,Snyder 100 miles,so a little over an hour,and 1 1/2 hrs. respectively.

Most of the newer motels are on the Houston Harte Expressway ,Loop 306,and Knickerbocker.Many of them have been built in the last 5 years.

We have most of the usual ones,Outback,Chili's etc.For local ones,steak: Zentners,Zentners Daughter,Lowake (which is actually 30 miles out in the country),Silo House,Twin Mountain,Western Sky.Mexican:Chilangos,Henry's,Hidalgos,Fuentes,and about 50 others.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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So, which airport would you recommend flying to...Abilene, Midland, or San Angelo? I would then rent a car and drive to Colorado City.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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Midland has the biggest airport, and a better selection of flights. Then you are on the interstate all the way to C City,for whatever reason anyone would go there (I used to live there).
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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You can fly into Midland on Southwest Airlines. Rent your car, prowl around Midland a bit, have lunch, and then drive to San Angelo. The drive from Midland to Sterling City will give you a taste of Texas' open spaces. San Angelo has an attractive downtown, nice art museum, university, etc. Many homes along the river are especially attractive. I like the little town of Christoval. Outside of Christoval is the Mount Carmel Hermitage http://www.texnews.com/1998/religion/monks0620.html "Once the brothers learn a specific task like making whole wheat bread or chocolate fudge, they work in silence. The fruits of their contemplative labor are sold at a small gift shop just inside the main entrance. There, visitors may also select from apple, grape and jalepeno wine jelly or honey."

When you travel from San Angelo, consider driving to Sterling City and then taking Hwy 158 approximately 1/2 of the way to Ballinger, Texas. map: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?na...resize=l&trf=0 Take Hwy 2059 to Silver, Texas and then take Hwy 208 into Colorado City, Texas. Sterling City to Colorado City along this route is scenic. The roads are mainly 2 lane as I remember, and from Sterling City to Colorado City there is basically nothing. Keep this in mind. Another route is to go through Sterling City and then take Hwy 163 to Colorado City. Again, Hwy 163 is a 2 laner road as I remember. If you prefer 4 lanes, drive from San Angelo to Big Spring, and then take Interstate 20 to Colorado City. What you are going to do in Colorado City and Snyder [Gold-plated DeLorean automobile in a Snyder bank]?
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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Smile Franco's

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Originally Posted by lifertexan View Post
Colorado City is 75 miles,Snyder 100 miles,so a little over an hour,and 1 1/2 hrs. respectively.

Most of the newer motels are on the Houston Harte Expressway ,Loop 306,and Knickerbocker.Many of them have been built in the last 5 years.

We have most of the usual ones,Outback,Chili's etc.For local ones,steak: Zentners,Zentners Daughter,Lowake (which is actually 30 miles out in the country),Silo House,Twin Mountain,Western Sky.Mexican:Chilangos,Henry's,Hidalgos,Fuentes,and about 50 others.
Don't forget Franco's small hole in the wall place but great food
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Thanks for all the replies and great info.

Everybody asks me WHY are you going to Colorado City and Snyder. My family is originally from Scurry County, TX and I've always had a desire to see where they came from. Crazy as it might sound...."my heart has always been in the West."
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