Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Now for the Rest of the Story

​Part 2 for Tuesday. 

We chose to ride 80 miles and stop at the Seminole Canyon State Park. With a combination of tail winds and side winds and in spite of the heat,  we were able to make good time and reach our destination to set up camp and relax for a bit before going to bed.  

Our primitive camp site set was overlooking the canyon. We thought we would view the sun rise, have a relaxing breakfast and take our time leaving since we had less than 40 miles to go Wednesday. Around 5:00 am, a strong wind storm came, causing our tents to come down. I sat in mine with my back pressed on the side against the wind, while I hurried to pack my panniers with the loose stuff. Hendrika helped me stuff my tent in the bags. It was really kind of exciting. A new experience in camping for me. Still not really sure if I’m a fan or not.

We did cross the Pecos River which was beautiful. The Pecos River Bridge is the highest highway bridge in Texas, at 1,310 feet long and around 273 feet above the water. We also saw many hunting camps where you can pay $20,000-$30,000 to hunt exotic animals, and lots of border patrol. And we were also thinking that we would finish the hills and mountains 🤣 (they never end!)

Sunset at the end of a long day

The Pecos River Bridge

The Pecos River

When you can't see the end of the road😔

Ruby, Me and the Gorge

Catch and Release

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