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Van Horn

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  • Day40

    On the road to El Paso

    December 18, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Mit 80 mph unterwegs auf fast leeren Strassen. Hier in Amerika sehen wir so viele tote Tiere auf den Strassen von Waschbären über Hunde zu Rehen... Da tut mir jedes Mal das Herz weh:-(
    Wunderschöne Landschaften...eher karg, aber eindrucksvolle Weiten und HügelRead more

  • 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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  • Day2

    People swapping time!

    March 14 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 39 °F

    It's people swapping time! Not favorite must have forgotten that I'm a star, sought out by the pupperazzi, because she left plain kibble in my bowl this morning! Don't worry, I'll remind her. Favorite took me for a little bit of a sniff. I heard them say I'm running out of treats!! My people had better get their act together!Read more

  • Day128

    Van Horn

    November 18, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Nach einem langen Tag fahren musste ich eine Kontrolle der Grenzpolizei passieren. Grundsätzlich gar kein Problem mit meinem Visa und etwas ganz normales nahe der mexikanischen Grenze. Nachdem mich ein Agent mehrere Minuten lang befargt hat bat er mich höflich den Camper zu parkieren und das Fahrzeug zu verlassen. In der folgenden halben Stunde wurde mein Camper aufs genauste von sieben Agents nach Drogen und illegalen Einwanderern durchsucht. Unterdessen wurde ich draussen, es war Nacht und kalt, von einem weiteren Agent bewacht. Obwohl ich wusste dass es nichts zu finden gibt war die Situation nicht gerade angenehm für mich.

    Wenn ich mir jedoch die Situation durch den Kopf gehen lasse kann ich die Entscheidung der Agents nachvollziehen. Ein Ausländer der alleine ein riesigen Camper in der Nacht nahe der mexikanischen Grenze fährt und auch noch etwas verwirrende Antworten gibt.
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  • Day0

    Long first day

    March 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    So planned on staying at Balmorhea State Park but they are renovating and forgot to post that there was no overnight available. So arrived there at 6 pm and had to continue on. Found a RV park in Van Horn, which by the way is what Van Horn, TX is mainly made up of. So nice showers, electricity and almost quiet. It will be a good rest and then move on in morning. Sorry no photos it was dark when I arrived and lucky all pull thru sites so did not have to try and back up the trailer in the dark.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Van Horn, فان هورن, ون هرن، تگزاس, VHN, 79855, Ван-Хорн, Ван Хорн, Ван-Горн, 范霍恩