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Day 6 Big Bend National Park Motorcycle Ride April 2007

165 miles – Ft Stockton, Big Lake, San Angelo

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Flowers along Concho River walk

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Day Route Map

Today is day 6 of our Big Bend National Park motorcycle ride. We were up early and had a good breakfast at the restaurant at the motel. It was better than most free breakfast at motels. We loaded up and headed off to San Angelo via Hwy. 67. The scenery was not as scenic as we had seen in the past few days but it was still nice. We stopped in Big Lake for gas. Big Lake is where the movie “The Rookie” took place. Their high school baseball coach went on to play in the big leagues… We got to San Angel about 12:00 checked into the motel and went and ate at Miss Hattie’s. From there we looked through some of the shops. For dinner we ate at the motel. Janet and I went for a walk along the Concho River walk and Janet took the picture of the flowers you see here. Afterwards Janet and I headed back to the motel and crashed.

Links to the other days of our ride…

Day 1 – 259 miles – Georgetown, Fredericksburg, Ozona

Day 2 – 257 miles – Ozona, Ft. Stockton, Alpine, Terlingua

Day 3 – 187 Miles – Terlingua, Santa Elena Canyon, Chisos Basin, Boquillas Canyon, Terlingua (all in Big Bend)

Day 4 – 182 miles – Terlingua, Presidio, Marfa, Alpine

Day 5 – 188 miles – Alpine, Ft Davis, loop 166, Ft Stockton

Day 7 – 195 Miles – San Angelo, Llano, Georgetown

If you liked this post you may also like “Big Bend/Carlsbad Motorcycle Trip September ’09”  or “Our First Big Bend Motorcycle Ride“.

Day 2 Big Bend National Park Motorcycle Ride April 2007

257 miles – Ozona, Ft. Stockton, Alpine, Terlingua

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Goats at Alpine gas station

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Day 2 Route

Day 2 of our Big Bend National Park motorcycle ride. When we got up the temperature was 39 degrees but a bright sun shiny day. We had planned to leave by 8:00 but because it was so cold we waited and left around 9:00. My cousin stopped by to visit a while since we hadn’t left yet. Once on the road it began to warm up quickly. We rode from Ozona to Ft. Stockton, gassed up, had lunch at a Dairy Queen, then rode to Alpine gassed up and then rode on to Terlingua and stayed at the Mission Lodge for the next two nights. It was great riding in the sunshine and the scenery was great. There isn’t much in Terlingua but the scenery there was spectacular. The café and store across the highway was convenient so we ate all our meals there… The food wasn’t bad there either.

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Mission Lodge in Terlingua where we stayed…

 

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Looking northeast from Mission Lodge

 

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Sunset in Terlingua

Links to the other days of our ride…

Day 1 – 259 miles – Georgetown, Fredericksburg, Ozona
Day 3 – 187 Miles – Terlingua, Santa Elena Canyon, Chisos Basin, Boquillas Canyon, Terlingua (all in Big Bend)
Day 4 – 182 miles – Terlingua, Presidio, Marfa, Alpine
Day 5 – 188 miles – Alpine, Ft Davis, loop 166, Ft Stockton
Day 6 – 165 miles – Ft Stockton, Big Lake, San Angelo
Day 7 – 195 Miles – San Angelo, Llano, Georgetown

If you liked this post you may also like “Big Bend/Carlsbad Motorcycle Trip September ’09” or “Our First Big Bend Motorcycle Ride