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.

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Balmorhea was the destination on Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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Don Henry, Navy Veteran

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B.F. Smith, Air Force Veteran

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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

 

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