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The morning started as it usually did after a rain day, and that is early so I could get all my riding tack outside onto my bike as a drying rack, or more effectively sandwiched between the hot asphalt and the hot sun. Also this m'otel provided a 1500 watt hair dryer so I was able to dry both my riding shoes in about 30 minutes by placing the dryer right in the foot hole. They did temporarily shrink half a size during the process though.
We were STILL in Texas. One thing ...
... to see those trout flop out from fish truck tank to lake. Did I say remote? It was. But the country was really breathtaking. Forrest, rolling hills with the random antelope, ranches and a few cowboy churches. Yes, cowboy churches. P.S. Thank you to my parents for showing us around the area. We had a great time.
That's all for now. Stay classy.
... amp; there's tumbleweed blowing across the roads!! We start descending & I'm glad Ron's driving!!
Kartchner Caverns was discovered in 1974 by 2 cavers who kept it secret for 4 years. They finally approached the land owners, probably after researching them & found out Mr. Kartchner was an educator. I'm sure they were relieved when he agreed with the cavers that the caves needed to be protected & preserved. Negotiations ...
... is bat poop that is over 15,000 years old
and a fully articulated ground sloth skeleton they say is 86,000 years old.
WOW!!!! We got to see the poop but not the skeleton.
We tried to see Tombstone on Friday (2/15/14), got there and
walked around and saw a few things but decided to leave and come back another
day cause Rusty was feeling too bad to continue. Before we left we did see a
few things. We walked through Boothill Cemetery ...
... in person. I was pretty stoked to check things out...so as soon as the movie was over, Marge led us down the stair tower down into the crew quarters and work area of a genuine nuclear missile silo.
We went to the control room, where procedures and equipment were explained in great detail. If you're unaware, any launch/use of any nuclear device by the United States is only a retaliatory response. U.S. policy is that we ...