Texas summers bring the heat, but we know how to beat it. Head to the Comanche Springs Pool and Pavilion to cool off in the largest spring in the Comanche system, the Big Chief Spring. The site also hosts the annual Water Carnival the third weekend of July. For those with young children, try the Matthew Quiroz Splash Park.
History buffs should plan a visit to the Annie Riggs Museum. Peruse the rooms filled with original artifacts, preserved from the museum’s hotel and boarding house days, or take a walk in the desert garden.
When you’re done with the Annie Riggs Museum, head across the street to the wine tasting room in the historical Grey Mule Saloon, where you can enjoy local Texas wine alongside charcuterie boards.
For more old-timey fun, take a tour of the Old Pecos County Jail to experience an original 1883 holding cell and view a museum dedicated to local law enforcement. If you’re driving around town, be sure to stop and say hello to Paisano Pete — he deserves a little attention for being the world’s largest roadrunner statue.
Whatever you do, our friendly staff at Amistad Motors wishes you and your family a fun-filled, safe summer.
You open your car door after an hour of shopping and a blast of heat
hits you in the face. Not only does it cost you money when you park in the
baking sunshine, but it can cause you serious problems down the road. Check out
a couple of reasons why you should park in the shade.
Effects on Appearance
The sun is just as harmful for the exterior of your car as it is for
your skin. Long-term exposure to sunlight causes cracking, flaking, and fading
of the exterior finish. Parking in the shade will help your car’s paint job
last much longer.
The interior of the car also suffers from extreme heat. The light and
heat can cause the dashboard, seats, and other interior surfaces to fade and
deteriorate. If you can’t find a shady parking spot, invest in a sunshade to
place across your windshield.
Save the Battery
When you start your car after it has been baking in the sun, it causes
the battery and air conditioning system to work harder. This reduces the life
of the battery and uses gas needed to support the hard-working air
conditioning. When you park in the shade of a garage or under trees, your car
will be cooler when you get in and it won’t put as much stress on the A/C.