Automobiles of Art
Still in Texas, we were playing tourist for a day. Our goal was crossing the Pecos to take son Mark to see Judge Roy Bean, well not him of course, but his territory and Court. Most know he was known as ‘The Law West of the Pecos.’ (Pictures are from that Historical site)
We have been here at least once (I get confused!). I love to read the history of real people in the West. The most colorful are the best.
The one BIG thing I have noticed in out travels is that the West and especially the southwest has so many interesting places that the crowds are smaller. Judge Bean’s is not a destination place, but one where you stop, if it is on the way.
An example is the HOT SPRING at Big Bend. That place was hopping years ago, thousands of tourists came here to sit and bath in the ‘healing’ waters. Sherry and I hiked out to it and sat by ourselves for about 15 minutes. From the hot springs you can put your arm over in the Rio Grande.
But for today we are satisfied to Show Mark the Pecos and a well-kept Judge Roy Bean Law West of the Pecos hall of justice. As most know, Judge Bean was a big admirer of Lilly Langtry. The little community is called Langtry. Roy Bean died 1903 in the little billiard hall adjacent to the court and bar and buried here in Del Rio.
We did not go to the burial site today, but Sherry and I have been there.