Christmas Times A’Coming! 2017

The West Texas and Concho Valley Club Christmas party will be at the home of Ben and Gene Sargent on December 9, 2017. The address is 11297 Marshall St, Carlsbad, Texas 76934. Call Ben at (325) 234-5963 for directions. There will be a Chinese Christmas exchange so bring gift to trade for each person in your group. All are invited!

Picture from the 2016 party held at Midway, Texas, hosts, Raymond and Chrysti Love.

Alpine Nov. 2017


Alpine, Tx was the location of the last 2017 TCC ride. November 8 found several travelers heading to Alpine with the cold northern wind. Richard and Betty Kesselus and Raymond and Chrysti Love parked in the Last Alaskan RV park. Don Henry, B.F. Smith, Pete Henderson, John Allbright, and Ted Grisman used the local hotels for lodging.


Balmorhea was the destination on Thursday.


Friday was the 214 miles to visit Big Bend National Park.

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Saturday’s ride was through Ft. Davis and on the 78 mile loop that includes the McDonald Observatory.


Raymond Love, John Allbright, Ted Grisham, B.F. Smith, Don Henry, and Pete Henderson

We drove back to Ft. Davis for their evening Veteran’s Day program. The Big Bend Community Band presented a concert of patriotic music. During the medley of the Armed Forces Songs, the veterans stood to be recognized. Lieutenant Col Paul Stewart of Ft. Bliss was the keynote speaker.



Don Henry, Navy Veteran


B.F. Smith, Air Force Veteran


It was a perfect end to the weekend.

A special thanks to Don Henry for creating the event and leading the rides.

Photos by Richard Kesselus and Chrysti Love