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Old 12-31-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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147 miles out there should be a 2 hour drive and maybe less.
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I'd say it would be about a 2½ hour drive. You'd have to deal with very curvy roads in the mountains around Indian Lodge and then have to drive through Fort Davis and Alpine, but there isn't a lot to either one. You could do it in two hours if you didn't mind risking a ticket. Besides, if you're vacationing, you want to look around. I love Fort Davis! The food was great there in every eating establishment I tried, and I tried just about all of them.
In addition to the curvy roads that Catman mentioned, why would anyone want to drive that fast through such a pretty part of the state? Especially with kids in the car.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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why would anyone want to drive that fast through such a pretty part of the state? Especially with kids in the car.
"Are we there yet?"
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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I would say that staying in Alpine is a better choice. It's the largest town around (it's still pretty small), and there are plenty of Hotels/accommodations around. From Alpine you're only about 25 miles from Ft. Davis, and 80 miles from Study Butte/Terlingua. Remember to be prepared, the nearest Wal-Mart is 67 miles NE of Alpine in Ft. Stockton. You'll only find the basics in Study Butte/Terlingua.

Also from Alpine you can go to Marathon, and Marfa if you're interested (both about 30 miles)

Good Luck! And Have Fun!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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You're making me very homesick......I'm just going to have to plan a trip down in April!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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You're making me very homesick......I'm just going to have to plan a trip down in April!
When you do go, post pictures! I'm so homesick for that part of Texas.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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When you do go, post pictures! I'm so homesick for that part of Texas.
If I don't forget my camera, I will....

I have always loved that part of Texas, but the cost to live there is really daunting. I am still keeping tabs on housing in Alpine, but it hasn't gotten any better since I was last down there looking October 2010.

Sadly, all of the decent housing is pretty $$....and the property taxes just eat you up.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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The Spring Break parties at Big Bend rival those in Panama City or Lake Havasau
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