Welcome to Alpine!
Less than 30 minutes away from Fort Davis, Alpine has more than you would think, including Sul Ross University, home to the Lobos, and a population of around 6,000 people.
And thank goodness for the university, because across the street was an Eskimo Hut.
In addition to detouring for a grab-n-go adult slushie when entering town, we spent quite a few hours there watching the Longhorns get pummeled by OU. Lucky for us, there were plenty of beverages to drown our sorrows. Not only that, but we got to know some locals, won a 2005 Vince Young UT jersey and enjoyed the beautiful patio view.
Along with being home to the fighting Lobos, Alpine is also home to the original Reata.
The Alpine location is nestled in a quaint, refinished house and carries the same rustic, down-hearted vibe as its iconic sister Reata in Forth Worth. It also carries the same delicious taste (my grilled salmon with boursin cream sauce was phenomenal), and Jeff and I were more than happy to enjoy a nice anniversary dinner out.
I think we spent more time in Alpine than anywhere, simply for the fact that we lodged there for two days in the Best Western. The town was booked due to a motorcycling event (go figure), and we didn't really want to chance fighting a third night for a vacancy.
Despite our lengthy stay, I don't really have any more tales to tell of Alpine, besides that there was a good art store, and I really wish I could have splurged on this cactus art piece.
Up next, prepare for a much more verbose explanation of our Marfa adventures.