This morning Bert left early to drive back to Kerrville. Hilda and I went sightseeing around Alpine in my little motorhome. Alpine is a pretty little city. It is situated at the edge of the great Chihuahuan desert between Big Bend National Park and the Davis Mountains, at the center of the greater Big Bend region. It is the county seat of Brewster County, the largest county in Texas. Its altitude of 4,600 feet keep summer temperatures moderate.
Sul Ross State University was established in 1923 as a small teachers college and has grown into a university with an outstanding reputation for excellence. For more than 70 years the Museum of the Big Bend, on the Sul Ross campus, has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the Big Bend region. Its goal is to showcase the human history and culture reflected through the contributions of the Native Americans, the Spanish, the Mexicans and the Americans. There is a lovely view of Alpine from the campus.