Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Day 18 a rolling rest day
Forty-seven miles would have seemed SO long for a ride just a few short weeks ago. Now it is a 'rolling rest day" as someone put it. We had a great ride out of El Paso and into the rural west Texas country. En route we stopped at a Mission, San Elizario. It was such simple and beautiful architecture. The white of the adobe against the blue of the morning sky was a great contrast and the time spent there was very relaxing.
From there we went several miles down road, and stopped at a little family owned restaurant. The owner knew that we were all coming and she had let her granddaughter stay home from school, to he!!!
Thereafter we headed out and found our way to Fort Hancock and our hotel. Fort Hancock is a small town along Route 10. We had a decent hotel, and lots and lots of great pasta for dinner.
Mileage 48 and lots of fun!