Wednesday, March 28, 2012

TEXAS!

[If you click on the photos they will be larger and you can see more detail.]

I have not posted in about a week because a reliable Wi-Fi connection is about as rare as water out here. I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking on this post from the road. We had a lot of fun celebrating my father's 83rd birthday and my sister's ?? birthday.



The next day I left for Big Bend National Park.  I rode through Kilgore, TX that has the world's richest acre.



Then on to Brady, TX which has been designated at the "Heart of Texas" as it is near the geographic center of the Lone Star State.



I finally arrived at Big Bend National Park.  Where I spent two days.  The mountain in the second picture is Nugent Mountain.  No relation that I know of.




I rode to Terlingua, TX on my second day in Big bend.  This use to be a ghost town.  Now  about 200 people live there now.  Mostly artists that would probably feel at home in Asheville.



The and I traveled to Big Bend thirty years ago and as I saw different spots I thought back on that trip.  On the last night in Big Bend there was a great thunderstorm.  Maybe I should trade in my motorcycle for this.



It was for sale.  Only $122,000.

I got up the next morning and headed for Eagle Pass, TX.  On the way I passed by Judge Roy Bean's Jersey Lilly Saloon and Courthouse.  In this building the judge dispensed liquor and justice.  He is a Texas legend.



I then rode over the Pecos River High Bridge, the highest bridge in Texas.



I am now in Eagle Pass, TX and tomorrow I will cross over the border to Mexico.  I think I am going to enjoy this part.  I do not know how often I am going to have Wi-Fi in order to update this blog, but I will try to keep you up to date.

I really have so much more to tell about this trip but I am doing a ride report on ADVRider and for SPOT.  It is hard to write at the end of a day of desert motorcycle riding.  I hope to include more information later.  Just suffice it to say I am have a good time and great adventures.  Book to follow, movie rights negotiable!

Adios y que tenga un buen dia!

2 comments:

Brenda said...

I just got caught up on all the posts since you left. I love your posts - I feel like I'm riding along with you. The one with the slabs in the cemetery made me laugh out loud - I have never heard of that before!! And the photo of the fried chicken fried fries.... or something... lol! I'd love it, no doubt.

It's weird though, I tried to comment on some of the earlier posts and couldn't get a box to come up. I remember that happened once before. But I got a box to come up on this post, so all the comments are going here. Can't wait to hear about the trip into Mexico - be sure to get some photos of what it looks like to actually cross the border!

Kurt Nugent said...

Brenda, i would take pictures at the border, but they are touchy about that nowadays.