Abilene State Park TX and Buffalo Gap

September 28 to
September 30, 2021


Abilene State Park
Buffalo Gap, TX
Taylor County

We like to stay in state parks when we can, although it’s challenging sometimes because they generally lack sewer. In this case, the water was shut off, but we were pleased to discover Buffalo Gap, a little town outside Abilene.

We went to Lyttle Land and Cattle Steak House where I had the best ribeye I’ve had since David Schwarz took me to the Barn Door in San Antonio, they know how to put a great crust on their ribeyes. Then we stopped at R Quilt Haven.

The next day, we ate breakfast at the Gap Café in Buffalo Gap and afterwards went to Frontier Texas, a 14,000-square-foot museum of the American West in downtown Abilene. The museum serves as a visitors information center for the Texas Forts Trail. The ElizaBeth hit the Quilt Shop in the Oaks.

Frontier Texas was very high tech, with holograms and two auditoriums with immersive presentations.

The state park was really spread out and had flooded, but was very pretty. We drove into the park through Sweetwater, home of wind power. Buffalo Gap was a neat little town.

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