Thursday Sept. 17 Georgetown to Junction (271 miles)
Today is the first day of our Big Bend and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks motorcycle ride. Come follow along and enjoy the scenery and ride.
We headed out about 7:30 after stopping for gas and ice for the cooler. The weather was just perfect, not too hot or cold. The route we took was not a direct route so we could see a different part of the Hill Country. We left Georgetown via Hwy 29 and took the back roads from Liberty Hill to Marble Falls. From Marble Falls it was on to Fredericksburg to the Pioneer Museum. We got to the museum before it opened so we had a cup of hot chocolate across the street from the museum while we waited for the museum to open.
The museum is on 3 acres of shaded grounds, landscaped with plants native to the Texas Hill Country. It allows you to see the life of Fredericksburg through exploration of historic structures, authentic objects, photographs, and much more.
While on the museum grounds we checked out an event to showcase the museum facilities for various events such as weddings or other gatherings. Shirley got a demo massage while we snacked on some of the free snacks there. We were starving by that time and the snacks tided us over until we could stop later.
From there it was on to Kerrville, Hunt, Vanderpool, Utopia, Leakey and Junction where we stayed the night. Just before we reached Hunt we stopped at a picnic area by the Guadalupe River for lunch. The road from Utopia to Leakey was scenic as it wound its way through the hills. The elevations there was about 2500 feet so the temperature much cooler and nice.
We stayed at the Legends Inn. Legends Inn was mentioned in Ride Texas Magazine as a great place to stay for the buck. We visited with a couple of bikers at the motel and talked about our current and past travels in the area, ate dinner at a restaurant recommended by the woman at the motel front desk. It was ok but not as good as she described it.
Tomorrow we head to Marathon, Texas. Come ride along and share the fun with us.
Below are links to the other days of this ride. Come follow along as we ride.
- Big Bend and Carlsbad National Parks Motorcycle Ride
- Day 2 Friday Sept. 18 Junction to Marathon (258 miles)
- Day 3 Saturday Sept. 19 Marathon to Chisos Basin Lodge (66 miles)
- Day 4 Sunday Sept. 20 Chisos Basin Lodge to Van Horn (234 miles)
- Day 5 Monday Sept. 21 Van Horn to Lamesa (259 miles)
- Day 6 Tuesday Sept. 22 Lamesa to San Angelo (231 miles)
- Day 7 Wednesday Sept. 23 San Angelo to Georgetown (199 miles)
If you are thinking about riding to the Big Bend area, checkout the links below. The links have valuable information on the Big Bend Area of Texas and tips we have learned about long motorcycle rides over the years.
If you enjoyed reading about this motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park you may like our other motorcycle rides there too.
- Our first motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park
- Spring motorcycle ride to Big Bend National Park April 2007
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