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  • Day59

    Van Horn, Texas - Van Horn RV Park

    April 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Van Horn, TX is only a convenient spot for an overnight stop. We've camped here several times in the past, and our past exploration of the town and area has turned up little of interest. What we have here is another small town in western Texas. Not much happening here!

    It appears Van Horn's lack of excitement reaches all the way back to the late 1800's. Back then, a rancher trying to increase the town's attractiveness to settlers suggested a town motto as a tribute to Van Horn's climate, "This Town Is So Healthy We Had to Shoot a Man to Start a Cemetery". Kinda sums up the excitement here.

    However, we did come across an interesting site on the trip here. See photo below. We passed aTethered Aerostat Radar System blimp used by the U.S. Border Patrol to watch over the southern border by tracking low flying aircraft. Eight of these special blimps are spaced along the border to watch airspace over the US, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Carribean.
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