Travel Blogs from Marathon
My heart soared with pride when I saw the Red, White in Blue blowing in the light breeze. I am pride to be an American and want to give a special thanks to Clayton and all the other veterans that keep us safe everyday, today I said a special prayer just for you. I am also thinking of Colin on this special day, soon to be a marine (8 days and …
Day 22: Fort Davis, Texas to Marathon, Texas (60 miles; 3:31) Today we rode through a broad desert plain flanked on both sides by typically Texan foothills and partially eroded remnants of mountains that looked as if they might have been really impressive several million years ago. I saw several hills which I suspect were cinder cones. The ride was …
... running up a hill. She was so excited she couldn't figure out why she was not getting any photos! The lens cap on her new Canon Power Shot was on tight! She grabbed her iphone but it was too late to get a good shot. We have to believe her as I didn't see him!
In the park we saw roadrunners, lizards and a grey fox. No javelinas!
... towns we pass is called Valentine - population 215!! It looks pretty much like a ghost town - several vacant buildings and who knows how far they have to go for a grocery store. NOT my cup of tea! Along the way we stop along the road at a picnic area. The train track runs next to the road, but no trains in this area. We are surprisingly next to a tethered Drone Blimp - the kind we saw in Yuma. They are used to photograph the border. The ...
... pretty funky village. There are a few galleries, a freaky looking hostel that caters to the many cyclists who ride from California to Florida (crazy!), couple of coffee shops, and some interesting locals. Many from outside of Marathon have settled here too, the woman working at the grocery store (who also runs the hostel) is Slovakian, another who worked or maybe owned it ...
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