Vivian loved the ride from Marfa to Presidio and then the River Road from Presidio to Terlingua.  We took him on an 8000 kilometer ride to Baja only to find out what he really likes is the Big Bend area.  I have to agree with him!  The River Road (Tx Hwy 170) is the best ride in Texas!

Marfa, exqusite!  We visited the Paisana Hotel, the Presidio County Courthouse, rode past the art galleries and then were off to the River Road.  But first, a surprise.  I had received permission to take them for a ride into the very private Cibolo Creek Ranch Resort.  A beautiful twelve kilometer ride up the ranch road and suddenly we arrived at this old fort that has been transformed into a private and exclusive retreat.  And we had permission to stroll the grounds at our leisure.  It was a treat.

By 3:00 PM we were on the 102 kilometer ride up the River Road.  Curvy, up and down, hanging out over high canyons; the ride always delights.  Running along the Rio Bravo (some call it the Rio Grande), the river runs right on the border.  By late afternoon we were in Terlingua, checking into our motel.....but Chuck?  I was off to the front porch of Ghost Town.  To listen to local music, talk with the delightful, off beat folks who have fled to this mystical sanctuary.  Hours sitting, talking and enjoying the music (and the pungent smell coming from the hand rolled smokes several were enjoying).  

Finally dinner at the Starlight Theater and back to our rustic digs for the night.  Saturday we are riding to Alpine then headed east past Sanderson, on to Del Rio.