Thursday morning, the 4th of July, was beautiful.  Sunny, cool--great for the three hour ride back to Riviera Beach.  Ricardo, Gaby and I hit Hwy 77, riding briskly back to the Bay.  At 12:30 on the afternoon of "The Fourth" we arrived at the entrance gate to Redfish Estates.
Back home, after 15 days and a 2982 mile ride.  The bikes, a 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic LT and a 2005 BMW R1200 GS ran flawlessly.  Our ride covered parts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Now Ricardo and I have to service the bikes and get ready to depart the second leg of this trip.  Soon we will head west, through parts of Mexico, Big Bend National Park and several scenic Texas State Parks.