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Old 01-02-2007, 03:22 AM   #106
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A great start with a great ride...


I could not help feel a bit of emptiness last night after saying my goodbyes to David and Mike!
The campground again was empty, every one had come and gone, no one left on the hill... these pasts days were filled with engines starting, late night talks, much riding... much eating, and now again... left... just Spirit and I... back to our scheduled programming I thought!!!
What schedule?
The year started with a great ride yesterday... South County Road to North County Road, then north toward Alpine, east toward Terlingua Ranch, Marathon road toward 385... great weather, great company and roads... much fun as you can read about it on the Blog...
John, Mike, Becca, Felipe, Wayne, Byron, David, Mike, Anna, Big Don and Lobby from on the road... even you, the odd Texas Pete... and I have the feeling that I am forgetting some names here... thanks for your presence and making these Holidays some memorable ones... Maybe again next year?
You be well...
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:54 AM   #107
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Good Morning, Ara! Hope this finds You & Spirit doing well.
Happy New Year!!!! Everyone from Chattanooga, says Howdy!!
Keep posting us on your doings, and Stay Safe!!!!! Need Rope?


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Old 01-02-2007, 08:00 AM   #108
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Good Morning, Ara! Hope this finds You & Spirit doing well.
Happy New Year!!!! Everyone from Chattanooga, says Howdy!!
Keep posting us on your doings, and Stay Safe!!!!! Need Rope?


Boojum!
Where is Chattanooga?... and who are you?...
Nice to hear from you my friend!... We keep on going here...
When are you coming West?... Many many trails here!!!...

How is the mototcycle stable???...

Stay in touch... have a great one and be well...

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Old 01-02-2007, 08:42 AM   #109
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:19 AM   #110
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Tell Anna and Philipe it was nice meeting them.
Nice meeting you too, looks like an exciting ride
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:25 AM   #111
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John, Mike, Becca, Felipe, Wayne, Byron, David, Mike, Anna, Big Don and Lobby from on the road... even you, the odd Texas Pete... and I have the feeling that I am forgetting some names here... thanks for your presence and making these Holidays some memorable ones... Maybe again next year?
What a great time and nice people!!!!

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:23 PM   #112
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What a great time and nice people!!!!

Happy New Year Ara & Spirit
Thanks Anna... Paul and Voni just stopped by to say their goodbyes...
sweet... rig is already on the trailer... A bit of Fort Davis... Marfa...and should be in Southern California in about 2 weeks!
Maybe we can all, and more, plan a get together for next year's Xmas, well, this year now... just a thought!
Be well... and again Thanks for the good wishes... same here.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:49 PM   #113
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Maybe we can all, and more, plan a get together for next year's Xmas, well, this year now... just a thought!
I'm in for another round of Big Bend

Have a good drive to the Davis Mountains.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:28 PM   #114
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Happy New Year Ara....to you and Spirit also .
The dry and sunny pictures you are posting from Big Bend look very good ...as we are having our usual....some nice days here and there followed by 3 days of rain ! --I am sick of rain. Oh well, nothing I can do about it. Enjoying your posts here, will check the blog later. Take care.....Kansas City is getting closer for me/Tami !!! I'll keep you posted .
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:40 AM   #115
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About packing and how we live...


My last sunset on the hill... an untouched photo as the camera took it!... just in case you were wondering... A waive, a smile, a going away present before our departure? You be the judge of it as I have been taking sunrise and sunset pictures throughout my stay... and none compare to this none.
Day to pack... re-arrange things in a better fashion, which worked out much better. It is the first time since I have left, but I am sure it will not be the last time.
Some more good byes and while trying to put some order in this minuscule camper of ours... I just thought about showing you how and where we live! It is kind of a mess... two extra books and it is overcrowded!...
You can see it all in the Blog... tomorrow we will be in Fort Davis, exploring also Marfa and Balmorhea, Mc Donald Observatory...
You be well...

Good Bye Big Bend... you have been kind to us...

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:02 AM   #116
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A little taste of Fort Davis, Texas...


We rolled in Fort Davis in the afternoon... the weather was not cooperating... very thoughtful that I packed yesterday in dry conditions... and so here we are a few miles north.
And I was thinking that maybe I should have skipped Big Bend, leave it for last, and then again, there is no planned end to this Journey. You guessed it, I just understood what my friends, which had left days earlier, wrote... I already miss it!
There will be other regions, comparable on many levels of its beauty and serenity, but I just realized that Big Bend had been to me like a calm Ocean with its full sun, day after day...
I think today the weather has a lot to do also about how I feel... dark grey all day... there is excitement however in being here... It is a real little town... with many Restaurants... shops... friends to be made and awesome roads to ride... as I understand, it is going to be beautiful these coming days...
Spirit and I took a walk... check it out in the Blog...

Be well... Ara & Spirit
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:26 AM   #117
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So much to see near Fort Davis the McDonald Observatory is a must see

Ara, you're a Chef, help me out. I want more Texas pie, where can I get Texas pie in Chicago??? I probably can’t.

I looked on-line for a recipe and can't find one. Is the pie we had a Terlinga/Big Bend special thing or is the Texas pie an actual pie that they eat thought the state of Texas?

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #118
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So much to see near Fort Davis the McDonald Observatory is a must see

Ara, you're a Chef, help me out. I want more Texas pie, where can I get Texas pie in Chicago??? I probably can’t.

I looked on-line for a recipe and can't find one. Is the pie we had a Terlinga/Big Bend special thing or is the Texas pie an actual pie that they eat thought the state of Texas?

Just got back from the Obsevatory... nice... nice roads! Who said you could see it all here in two days!!!
OK... try this... Texas Pie...
Get the crust ready made... no sense waisting time on that...
However, beat an egg white and brush the crust and pre-bake it, 350, till a light shade of brown. Cool it (about 12/15mn's)

Mix together
3 eggs
3/4C sugar
1/2 teas salt
1 Tab real Vanilla Extract
2 Tab shredded sweet coconut (find it in the freezer section sometimes) passed through a food processor to elminate the shredded look! Not powderized however!

Mix together
2 Cups Milk (whole)
1 Cup Half and Half

Scald that mixture... not too hot... not too cold... you should be able to stand a drop of it on your forehand without burning you...

Very slowly mix, hand or electric on medium speed... second mixture into dry mixture...

Pour in crust and bake at 400 till Jello like shaky!... sorry... that is the only way I can explain...

Cool... Ice cream... Eat... and dream about Big Bend!!!

Let me know how it turns out...

Be well...

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:43 PM   #119
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Cool... Ice cream... Eat... and dream about Big Bend!!!
Thanks, that sounds easy enough, I think I’ll be able to make it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:44 PM   #120
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Thanks, that sounds easy enough, I think I’ll be able to make it.
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