Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 31: Bluebonnets

After eighty-eight miles of “fun”, we were rewarded with not one but two nights at the Mexican Hill Ranch. Our rest days seem to come at the perfect time or maybe we prepare ourselves to handle the schedule.

We finished a quick breakfast and were on the road by 7 o’clock in an attempt to use all available time to get to camp by dinner. The sun didn’t rise until 7:15, but it didn’t make much of a difference because the skies were overcast and threatening rain all morning. As it turned out, the weather cooperated with cool temperatures and a favorable cross/tailwind.

Thank you Brad Cutright for hosting dinner and breakfast at your lovely home in LaGrange,TX, and making us all feel welcome.

The sun found a few holes in the clouds in the afternoon just in time for a DQ stop, which was still twenty miles from camp. We were treated on the way we were treated to the multi-colored beauty of east Texas wildflowers in bloom; just seas of blue bonnets were so impressive. Thanks Lady Bird Johnson for your foresight!

All went well until we turned for the final 10 miles. The wind became a headwind, the roads were oscillating up/down, temperatures increased, and our energy was depleted. We toughed it out and arrived at camp a little after 3pm. Home sweet home will be Mexican Hill Ranch in Richards until Wed; thank you Ernie and Doris Bazan!

There has not been an easy day yet Even a short 49-miles on Wed has thunderstorms predicted…as we said before, we will cross that bridge when we get to it!

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