Near a nice quite border town
Extremely Hot in August
Best of the Border??? Apparently so :)
Established in 1962 by a local ranching family, The Whitehead Memorial Museum ranks high for a community museum. Perhaps its greatest attraction is the grave of Judge Roy Bean, The Law West of the Pecos. This guy served whiskey and life sentences out of the same saloon (Check out my Langtry, TX page for more on him.) Another notable attraction is...more
Located just outside of Del Rio on HWY 90, this 67,000 acre lake is one of the biggest draws to Del Rio, and this part of Texas. Amistad Recreation Area attracts people internationally not just for boating and houseboating, but also camping, waterskiing and wakeboarding, nature hikes, and especially fishing. The lake holds several variations of...more
Del Rio is the county seat of Val Verde County and so it is home to the Val Verde County Courthouse. The Val Verde County Courthouse was built in 1887 using the Second Empire Style of architecture. It was designed by the Larmour and Watson Company. I think it is one of the prettier courthouses in Texas.more
Established in 1962 by a local ranching family, The Whitehead Memorial Museum ranks high for a community museum. Perhaps its greatest attraction is the grave of Judge Roy Bean, The Law West of the Pecos. This guy served whiskey and life sentences out of the same saloon (Check out my Langtry, TX page for more on him.)Another notable attraction is...more
My last entry for the Whitehead Memorial Museum is one that I know will be near and dear to a lot of my fellow VTers. There are a number of good wineries in the area. The museum has a display about some of them along with this wine cask which holds over 1000 gallons. Maybe we can borrow it for a future VT meet??more
There is also a large building with some miscellaneous displays about the history of the area and the people living here. Photo 1) Not sure if this was a real town or not? Photo 2) Cowboy Campsite Photo 3) Native American Campsite Photo 4) Burial Bed Photo 5) Burial Adornments.more
2219 North Bedell Avenue, Del Rio, TX, 78840
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
810 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, Texas, 78840, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
2101 Ave F
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
This restaurant has to be one-of-a-kind. They feature Chinese, Korean, and Mexican food, with I believe a few other cultures thrown in. When I was there last year there was a sign announcing "Coming soon: Italian buffet!" so they really try to do it all. You would think the food wasn't very good then since they try to do so much, but actually...more
It was heartened to see a Thai Restaurant in Del Rio and without hesitation entered. there were already signs of warning. there was no asian faces to be seen, all mexican faces. I have eaten thai food cooked by mexicans before in Lincoln and cooked by the chinese in Bruxelles, but this time i was hoping for some panang or massaman curry after days...more
The restaurant has an European vibe that we were very surprised to find in this area. The food was good and the service too. It was built in the building that used to host the local newspaper, The Del Rio Herald. It's the hip place in town and the Margaritas are good. Seafood is good there, we had calamari and shrimp.more
The place looks great and the service is very good. Apparently is one of the best 10 Italian Restaurants in Texas and I am not surprised. The restaurant offers this kind of appetizer on the house before you order your meal that is made of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic. They serve you warm ciabatta bread with it and it is absolutely...more
I've been traveling to Del Rio and neighboring Acuna for several weeks now on business. I've be unable to enjoy a good steak in Del Rio because the only restaurants that serve steak are low end national chains. I found Wrights through and pen pale. I'm impressed. Writes is a traditional Texas country steak house. It servers a few cuts of good beef,...more
Bullet Beard/Tod Townsend's barbeque restaurant had a very diverse crowd and tasty barbeque. The interior was interesting decorated like a regular Texas border town honky-tonk, with a bar area and plenty of seating. DOS XX on draft!They have live music on certain nights. A smoke free restaurant inside with an outside smoker's area. I had the Tod's...more
What a great stroy:Garcia, born in Crystal City and raised in Ciudad Acuna, had always enjoyed working as a cook in Del Rio Restaurants and developed his own blend of seasonings that he added to the steaks he grilled. After losing his job when the restaurant closed, he was faced with large credit card debts. He tried marketing his seasoning from...more
Way back in the fifties, you could drive all the way from New York to L.A. and never lose the Wolfman. For eight years from 1958 to 1966, Wolfman Jack howled nightly on XERF, a 250,000 watt Mexican station just north of Del Rio, Texas. That was back in the days when the kids wore DA. haircuts, peg pants and cruised around the Boulevard in customised cars.
Out on the water, your risk are from water related dangers, tipping over, bad weather coming in quickly. But once you step foot on land or are walking the areas around the lake, be aware of the small critters that can cause problems. Don't step over rocks without looking on the other side first. Be careful when you're walking in areas of rubble, whether its' a tumbled down building or more likely a rock rumble at the bottom of a cliff. These are favorite places for the small critters to hide, as well as snakes.
Description: Illustration depicts a tarantula and a scorpion.
Artist: Harlin, Greg/Wood Ronsaville Harlin, Inc.
18 Miles East of Langtry is a thoughtful courtesy of the Texas Highway Department. At the east rim of the canyon, there are two spots for viewing the Pecos River. One is south of the highway and might not be apparent to the driver heading west.
Both are great for photos, but the South side location is actually a roadside park with picnic tables. This is the best single view of the entire region.
For years, Roy boasted of his 'acquaintance with Miss Langtry,' and promised locals she would one day arrive and sing in Langtry. In 1896, after his firstsaloon was destroyed by fire, Roy rebuilt the Jersey Lilly and constructed a home for himself across the street, which he called the Opera House, anticipating the day when Lillie would perform...more
Visit Langtry History of Judge Roy BeanRoy Bean was born in Kentucky in 1823. He had two brothers - Sam and Josh. Roy's parents must have instilled a strong sense of social responsibility in their boys, as all three eventually ended up in some form of public service. Sam became a Sherrif in New Mexico, And Josh was elected the first Mayor of San...more
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