"Alpine Bound" West Texas, 2016
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“Alpine Bound” West Texas, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

I’m writing this post as I sit by the fireplace in the lobby of The Holland Hotel in Alpine, Texas. Today we started our vacation in which we will visit Big Bend National Park for the first time! But to get out here, it takes forever… Texas is so darned big. 😜

"Endless Highway" Texas, 2016
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“Endless Highway” Texas, 2016

So this first day, we decided to drive to Alpine which is a 6-hour journey by car. Luckily the speed limits on I-10 in west Texas is 80 MPH so we cruised along and made good time. 💨

"Shark" Alpine, 2016
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“Shark” Alpine, 2016

We arrived in Alpine around 3:30 in the afternoon (we got a nice, late 9 AM start) and wanted to go to the Big Bend Brewery, but unfortunately they are closed on Mondays 😔 so we just checked in at the hotel, shot some pool, and relaxed before heading out for dinner. We decided on the Reata restaurant, which is known for their steak and it was only a few minutes walk from our hotel.

"Riata" Alpine, 2016
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“Riata” Alpine, 2016

The steak was delicious (we split a 16 oz. between three of us) and we also got a sour-cream enchilada plate which was also yummy. A great meal to start the vacation! Oh, and we toasted with a couple of Big Bend Brewery draft beers, so we did get to taste the local brew. 🍻

"Night Walk" Alpine, 2016
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“Night Walk” Alpine, 2016

And that brings us up to date with the trip! I’m going to finish my glass of wine (we brought a couple bottles along with us) and then get some rest.

Hope you had a nice day!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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