Trip Summary

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

Day 28: Blanco, Texas

Today's bicycle route from Kerrville to Blanco, Texas was a scheduled distance of 59 miles.
Our trek through Texas Hill Country continued with plenty of ascents and descents, very few flat sections. Many crossing of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers presented us with some great river views.

Heavy rain was forecast for 2pm, so we planned to head out early from the campground and race the rain.  Our ride started the with overcast skies and mist dotting our sunglasses.  We arrived at camp in Blanco before the scheduled rain in bright sunshine.  The rain never materialized (on Friday).  The wind was not a factor, so it must have been helping us.

For the second day in a row ranches and livestock were plentiful.  There were goats, sheep, horses, cattle, ducks, and longhorns.  One field of sheep starting running en mass as we approached.  As we approached the pasture we found out why.  The sun had recently appeared and they were running to get under the shade tree - smart.  Anyone know what kind of steer this is in the pic?  He had sort of floppy ears, short curved (forward) horns and a brindle color.

After getting here at an early afternoon time frame, Bruce1 convinced us to accompany him to Dairy Queen (really did not take too much arm twisting!).  Alan joined us, as well as Jim.  Well worth the extra miles, but maybe not the extra calories.  We did do a lot of climbing today though.

We are staying in Blanco State Park tonight.  Today was laundry day; some time we will show you more about this process--we are so grateful to the staff who gets the short straw on these days to do laundry for 60 people and have it done by the time we arrive in for the day, all folded and pretty much separated by clothing type.

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