Fans of cowboy poetry know the arrival of February means it’s time to head to head to Alpine for one of the nation’s most authentic cowboy poetry gatherings.
A theme of several of singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham’s songs is that you can’t truly escape your past.
No television screens hang on the walls of The Saddle Club in Alpine. No loud music interrupts long and interesting conversations over classic cocktails and satisfying food.
While Texas may not have any alpine skiing or alpine snowshoeing, it has alpine trippin’, Texas-style.
Sunday mornings in the West Texas town of Alpine are remarkably quiet for a community with a population of around 6,000 people.
Separated by 24 miles on Texas 118, the towns of Alpine and Fort Davis provide the perfect launch pad for Big Bend excursions, but you don’t have to wander far to find some fun.
After driving the many miles required to reach Alpine from just about anywhere, a lot of folks see this town as if it’s the last stop on the roaring open road to Big Bend National Park.