Before the Star Party at the McDonald Observatory, we chowed down at the Chuck Wagon.
There's nothing as desirable as a big jug of ice cold sweet tea in the desert, and I'm forever grateful to the Chuck Wagon for serving them.
Texas-Size Sweet Tea
Homemade BBQ Sauces-(left to right) Spicy, Sweet, and Vinegary
You're not going to find the best BBQ in Texas here, but you'll find big portions of passable BBQ meats with pretty darn good BBQ sauce. It's really silly to be picky about food in west Texas so I was quite satisfied with our meal.
"The Big Haul"-Chicken, Sausage, Brisket, and Ribs with Cole Slaw, Beans, Fries, and Toast
Stuffed Baked Potato
After dinner, we headed to the McDonald Observatory for a pre-Star Party educational tour and Star Party. I highly recommend doing any of the tours at the observatory. I learned a lot of fascinating things about stars and even brushed up on my foggy knowledge of the planets. The best part was seeing Saturn TWICE through two different high-powered telescopes. We saw the freakin' rings of Saturn!!!! Unfortunately I couldn't take a photo of it through the telescope.
Sunset at the McDonald Observatory
Venus and The Moon seen outside the McDonald Observatory
The next day, we ordered breakfast burritos and a peach pancake from the Chuck Wagon. The burritos were cheap, gigantic, and delicious. Breakfast was better than dinner!
Breakfast Burrito-eggs, sausage, bacon, country ham, grilled potatoes, sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and cheese