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,
And a Mansion near Comfort,
Does anyone know anything about that place?
I stayed the night in Bandera.
To be continued....