An early morning departure and Luis Diego and I were in Del Rio in the early afternoon.  Today's ride was uneventful but "muy caliente".  The temperature quickly hit 100 degrees ferenheit.  Shedding the jackets, we rode briskly past Benevides, Freer, Encinal, and by early afternoon into Eagle Pass.  Eagle Pass, a nice city sharing the border with Piedras Negras, Mexico.  Soon we were in Del Rio, home of Laughlin AFB and Presa Amistad.

The bikes were running smoothly, purring there way through the desert, past wild turkeys, a buffalo or two and even a large snake by the side of the road.  A countryside that is both stark, hot and dry but , at the same time, beautiful.

Del Rio!  It is here that I always spend the night in the La Quinta.  and almost always eat at Rudy's.  Tonight is no different, Luis Diego loved the BBQ ribs, frijoles and slaq.  Maybe some cobbler and ice cream later.  tonight lights will be out early.  Luis Diego is asleep by 8:00 PM most nights.

Tomorrow morning?  A complimentary breakfast and then off on The 2006 BMW R1200 GS toward Big Bend.  And Luis, he is on the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan that seems to fit him nicely. Tomorrow promises to also be 'muy caliente" but the day will be fine.  First a visit to Langtry, TX to the home of the "Hanging Judge", Judge Roy Bean.  Then off to Marathon and the beautiful and historic Gage Hotel.  On down through the desert into big Bend National Park.  Maybe a stop at Stilwell Ranch to visit my friend, Kay.

And tomorrow night?  I don't know but you can bet Luis will dine at the Starlite Theater in Terlingua, TX