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Old 02-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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February 7th, Day One

I left Austin early and it was about 45 degrees and would get to a high of about 65 degrees. This weather is why I come to ride in Texas in the winter.

I head to Llano for the start of the route. Along the way I stop at Hamilton Pool State Park. It is beautiful park where Hamilton Creek spills over a bluff creating a large pool.





Not far from the park was the set for the recent 2004 movie, The Alamo. I wish I could have gotten closer.



My next stop was Dead Man’s Hole where up to 17 boding of pro-union sympathizers were dumped.






I next stumbled upon these lonely graves.



They were the graves of two children from the 1880’s. What a solemn reminder of how tough life was back then.
This part of the route had a lot of blacktop but the scenery was fantastic (as it was the entire trip). There were a number of slick water crossing,



and beautiful scenery around every corner.





I rode by Enchanted Rock State Park. I regret now that I did not stop.



Crabapple Church, 1897



And of course stopped to look for Willie and Waylon at Luckenbach,



Great Roads,



And a Mansion near Comfort,



Does anyone know anything about that place?

I stayed the night in Bandera.

To be continued....
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