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Triangle of Texas towns a relaxing long weekend - The Galveston County Daily News : Travel

October 30, 2014

Travel Triangle of Texas towns a relaxing long weekend

Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:00 am

MARATHON — Journeys to a familiar place comfort us as touchstones — a sense of homecoming, even if that place is not, literally, home.

The sparsely populated, arid high desert of Texas Big Bend country is one of those love-at-first-sight places for me. It had been five years or so since we visited, and for months I felt the affectionate pull of the purple mountains, gangly ocotillos and 100-car freight trains snaking past, their horns trumpeting presence to disdainful javelinas.

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