The last two times that I have stopped at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX,  I have discovered mechanical problems in my BMW.  Eighteen months ago,  while riding with Wayne Weaver I discovered a minor oil leak.  Today it was a large screw firmly embedded in the rear Heidenau.  Two hours later, it was fully repaired and we are back on the road. 

A cool room at the Chisos Mining Motel and dinner at the Starlight Theater.  Can life get any better?  Maybe it would be nicer if my face was not so sunburned!  Tomorrow definitely requires sunscreen on the face and neck.

Today was moderately hot-96 degrees.  we were  on the road before 8;00 AM, stopping for photographs at the Pecos River High Bridge on Hwy 90 about  38.6 miles west of Del Rio.  This is one of the most beautiful views of the canyon, the Pecos River and Bridge in Texas.  Then an hour's stop at Langtry to visit the home of Judge Roy Bean.  Ticos seem to love this park.  Finally another 100 miles across the desert to Marathon and the minor tire problem.

Finally we arrived at Terlingua, the old silver mining ghost town that sits only minutes from Big Bend.  Tomorrow we will spend most of the day riding in the Park and marveling at the unsurpassed natural splendor of this amazing area.

And yes, I do promise to post photographs tomorrow.