Alpine and Marfa, Texas

Perched at almost 4,500 feet, Alpine is a remote small Texas town, home of The Museum Of The Big Bend On The Sul Ross University Campus. Nearby, Marfa lures visitors with its mysterious lights, historic downtown, and art scene. Less than an hour’s drive up the mountain, the McDonald Observatory is a must-see!

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Judge Roy Bean

Born in Kentucky, Phantly Roy Bean Jr. was an American saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas. Located in a desolate patch of the Chihuahuan Desert, his saloon served both as entertainment and as a court. Judge Roy Bean proudly called himself “The Only Law West of the Pecos”. An hour’s drive from Del Rio, we stopped to visit the museum and find out more about this colorful character.

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