Okay, so this actually should have been Part 2 since we reached Van Horn before Austin and Houston, but I got all out of sorts when I dumped the photos from my camera. Van Horn was a lovely little town. I’m excited to share it with you.
We stayed at the historic El Capitan Hotel in Van Horn. This historic hotel was built in the 1930s. It was a wonderful place, but it did prove that NOT everything is bigger in Texas. The TV must have been somewhere in the neighborhood of 22”. I’ll admit though that it was a great size for the room. Plus, we didn’t even turn it on. I just thought it was funny. If you follow me on instagram then you have already seen the photo.
Rodney’s across the street from the hotel was a cafe by day and an ice cream parlor by night. The cafe is closed on the weekends so we were unable to taste it, but the ice cream parlor is still open. I’m lactose intolerant so I didn’t get to try that either. I am pleased to tell you that it was packed so I’m sure it was utterly delicious. I was ultimately disappointed that I couldn’t try the cafe. We might have to go back on another weekday.
The hotel was gorgeous inside and out. I would definitely recommend it as a stop when you are going through Texas. I’ll admit that portion of Texas has long stretches between towns so this was a definite breath of fresh air. I hope you’ll stop by Van Horn sometime.
What kind of towns do you like visit on your road trips?