Hi All - This is my first post after reading the site for a little while.
My wife and I are taking some time off to do a camping/motel roadtrip through West Texas. We have 21 days for the trip(mid-April through the first week of May). Day 1 and day 21 are to drive to and from the Los Angeles Area, so those are basically 2 (very) long travel days to get to West Texas.
Our broad itinerary takes us through the El Paso area, Terlingua, Big Bend NP, Amistad Recreation area, Del Rio, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, and then back West. We like to do a mix of some cities, but mostly want to experience nature and smaller "real" towns. We love the desert and cowboy country.
We're looking for any information from folks who have been through that area - what are must see's? must places to eat/visit? Is our itinerary reasonable, or are there much better ones? We also would love to get input on some good honky-tonks in that area, as we are big country music fans (a big reason for wanting to visit Texas). We've never been there before.
Thanks to anybody who is willing to give us some pointers!