In the evening we enjoyed the Manager’s Complimentary Reception at the hotel, after which we had dinner at Saint Arnold’s Brewery
On Friday we drove south to League City to spend the whole day at Space Center Houston. We enjoyed the tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center visiting the Houston Control Center, the Astronaut Training Center and Rocket Park.
Our second son, David has spent the last three years working in Europe. Two years in Paris working at L’Oreal’s headquarters and then a year in Birmingham, England working for Jaguar-Land-Rover. We are very happy to welcome David back to Texas!
We enjoyed riding two of the Three Sisters; TX 336 and 337. We did not ride the third Sister, TX 335 because the low cloud and misty rain turned the road wet making the twisties a bit more treacherous.
The Three Sisters are probably the best roads in Texas for motorcycle riding.
It was an enjoyable weekend of riding and being with a few close friends.
I have enjoyed organizing and riding in the WinterSTOC event in 2019 and in 2018.
This weekend, Kathy and I returned to the Lower Pecos Region of Texas to visit Seminole Canyon State Park to see more pre-Indian shelter settlements and pictographs in Presa Canyon.
We had a great day with our great guides, Lance and Susan. All of the other nine people who had booked cancelled, so we had the tour to ourselves. It was a full day of hiking, bouldering and bushwacking down Seminole Canyon, and then up Presa Canyon to the pre-Indian Rock Art sites. It started off cool and foggy but the sun burned through and we had a beautiful clear day.
The Rock Art was stunning, mystical but so full of meaning. Very well preserved in great detail in Black Cave, but more indistinct and blurred in some of the other sites more prone to erosion and spawling of the limestone.
Today, Kathy and I enjoyed another ride to eat (RTE) at Murphy’s Steakhouse in Winchester, Texas. This was the first RTE for the year and for the new decade!
It was great that Bobbie could join us for the ride. It started out cold as it was only 42 degF as I rolled down the driveway. Heated grips and seat for me. Kathy was wearing my Warm n’ Safe heated jacket so she managed the cold very well. Beautifully clear and sunny as we rode west on the backroads following the MS-150 bike ride route through Bellville, Industry and Fayetteville. By the time we arrived in Winchester it was in the low 50’s
At 10:30 there were only a half dozen motorcycles in the parking lot. By the time Murphy’s opened at 11:00am there were over 50! I had posted the RTE on three online motorcycle forums, so the word had definitely got out about the event!
It was great to see some old friends again after so long.
The steaks at Murphy’s did not disappoint!
On the way home we stopped off at the Rohan Meadery north of La Grange.
It was a great day of riding and sharing with friends.