It was sunny, but very chilly when we left Terlingua this morning. I saw a little frost on the car, but it was soon gone.
We had a very nice drive to Fort Davis, and enjoyed the sunshine and rolling hills.
We arrived at the Historic Prude Ranch, and are the only RV'ers here. They are a Passport America camp, and it is only $10.50 for full hookups. Plus, they have wifi.
We quickly got set up, and jumped in the car for the short drive to the McDonald Observatory.
It was so informative, Teresa and I just sat there shaking our heads in disbelief over the statistics our guide was giving us regarding the universe.
They are constantly finding new galaxies, and within each galaxy there is a unique planet structure.
We took the Solar Viewing tour, where we were able to view the sun. We learned that the sun is mostly hydrogen, then helium, and then a few trace other gases.
The sun has no solid surface, but rather is a boiling gaseous sphere, that produces its energy through nuclear fusion.
Our guide obviously loved her job, and had a great sense of humor to keep things fun.
We noticed snow at the top of the peaks, and even with coats on, we were chilly. The wind was gusting to 50 mph, and the temperature was in the 40's.
Chilled to the bone, we got home just in time for supper, so Teresa made our favourite cold weather meal - chili.
We just couldn't believe our ears on the way back to the rig. The forecast for tonight is 18F ... yikes. I have disconnected the water hose, and brought out our heaters.
Dang, where is that nuclear fusion when we need it !!