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Roswell, UFOs and VFC.

Posted 03-23-2010 at 10:15 PM by BillB44
Updated 03-23-2010 at 10:19 PM by BillB44 (correct type-os)

Rather than venture north to Santa Fe with reported temps of 20 & snow, we spent Sat. night at the Karlsbad KOA and Satur-day driving 60 miles north to explore Artesia then Roswell, NM. Both were pretty un-exciting.

The Roswell “UFO Museum and Research Center” (nice positioning of their brand) was mainly a tacky series of displays housed in a former movie theater. Exhibit after exhibit, each requiring a day and a half to read, had all the information and reports, press clippings,...
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Carlsgood.

Posted 03-20-2010 at 06:19 PM by BillB44
Updated 03-21-2010 at 09:37 AM by BillB44 (Update on Bearing/Brake issue)

Up and on the road by 10:15. (Hey, that’s early for us after making breakfast, cleaning up and clearing camp.) Did a measly 180 miles up 285 thru Pecos where we impulsively decided to throw caution to the wind and stopped for a donut at C & T Doughnut shop. We walked back to the little place, working up a good drool for raised & glazed beauties. Went in and found a small Asian man on the phone. He explained he only had one croissant left; that’s when we noticed they closed at...
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Big Bend to Del Rio. Yawner.

Posted 03-17-2010 at 10:41 PM by BillB44

Weary blog readers, rejoice. Today’s entry is a shorty. Departed Big Bend and drove pretty much uneventfully to Del Rio, TX; about 270 miles. (We did stop for lunch by the side of the road and, just as I was about to use the ‘Spuds facilities, an old gentleman with a terrific Texas twang pulled up and started talking to Kathy about the ‘Spud. Wondered if he could show it to the missus back there in the car. I stepped out, he introduced himself as James who lives “just out here in the country” and...
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Big Bend National Park, Texas--Day 2. 3/13/10.

Posted 03-14-2010 at 08:57 PM by BillB44

I got up early and biked a quick seven miles. Was gorgeous, clear and cool. Came across two coyotes on the road who stopped and checked me out. I did likewise, without the stopping part.

Got back to the ‘Spud and we made a big breakfast. Then lit out in the truck for another day of exploring this unique place. Today’s route took us back to Panther Junction, then to the St. Elena Canyon Drive, a 30- mile arc that ends at what is billed as the most scenic canyon in this huge park of...
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Big Bend National Park, Texas--Day 1. 3/12/10.

Posted 03-14-2010 at 08:46 PM by BillB44
Updated 03-14-2010 at 09:19 PM by BillB44 (correct type-os & add pics)

(It occurs to me, as Kathy has reminded me, that I may be rambling on in some of these blogs. Forgive me. I actually feel like I’m leaving so much out, but it probably doesn’t feel that way to those who find this stuff boring. Blogs are kind of self-indulgent, aren’t they? I do this mainly for our own record, as a quasi-journal—and for a few close friends and family. Obviously, the casual reader should feel zero compunction in not swallowing another word of it.)

After a semi-leisurely...
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