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So, my ideas are starting to come together....

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So, my ideas are starting to come together....

As we have no option but to start and end in Los Angeles, (it's where we store our motorcycle) this is how it's currently looking:

LA;

Flagstaff;

Durango;

Denver (weather permitting; we will be there in Oct and couldn't do it last time we tried in Oct,due to snow);

Fort Worth;

Houston;

Galveston;

Port Aransas;

Lockhart;

New Braunfels;

San Antonio;

Fredericksburg;

Kerrville;

Bandera;

Medina;

Leaky;

Del Rio;

Big Bend NP;

Terlingua;

Marfa;

Fort Davies

Then most probably El Paso,Phoenix and back to LA .......although I am open to suggestions for this last bit. It's a journey we have done before (Tombstone was fun) and we have done the caverns at Carlsbad too.

How does this look? Google maps has it at around 5000 miles (give or take) so that is an easy trip for us. Last time we did 7000 in the same time frame.

Thanks

Carole

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1. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Looks good. Are these overnight stops or places along the route? And will you go to Ft. Worth via Oklahoma City or Amarillo?

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2. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Carole--

The portion of your trip after leaving San Antonio seems somewhat confusing, as you head first to Fredericksburg, then back to the southeast, covering territory you've already covered. If I were making the trip, I'd probably do the stops in something like the following order: San Antonio, Bandera, Medina, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, then south to Leakey, through Uvalde to Del Rio, stop briefly in Langtry to see the Judge Roy Bean Museum (1-1.5 hrs), then on to Marathon, where you'd turn south into BBNP. Leaving the park, you'll go to Terlingua, then head north on Hwy 118 to Alpine, swing over to Marfa, then up to Fort Davis, and from there you're on your own as to which route you take back to LA.

If you've never been through northern Arizona, it might be worth heading north toward Albuquerque to find what's left of the old Route 66 and take that westward into and through Flagstaff and Kingman, following I-40 until it connects to I-15 to I-10 into LA. (Just a thought.)

Have a great and safe trip!

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3. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Thanks for the advice. We have done Nothing and Arizona quite a few times before. I'll look at my order again. Cheers,

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4. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Thanks for the advice. We have done NM and Arizona quite a few times before. I'll look at my order again. Cheers,

Carole

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5. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Thanks for the advice. We have done NM and Arizona quite a few times before. I'll look at my order again. At the moment these are all just markers on the map, though many will be stop overs (some for a few days, others just overnight).

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6. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Just wanted to tell you about this awesome road for bikers The Twisted Sisters:

http://tinyurl.com/6qe3rg4

http://www.hillcountrycruising.com/the3s.html

There are many more YouTube videos on Twisted Sister and All the places you want to visit! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5RtlcdPIE

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7. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

just a couple of more notions to add to your list

Bandera..visit Arckey Blue Silver Dollar Saloon on main street...down a flight of stairs...

a Texana bar/honkey tonk not to be missed.

Kerville..include a drive nearby to Ingram/Hunt Texas.replica of Stone Hinge and Easter Island

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7819

Fredericksburg area.... Enchanted Rock State Park..,22 miles away is Llano TX..Cooper's BBQ one of the best in Texas.

http://www.coopersbbqllano.com/

also near Fredericksburg is famous dance hall/post office in Luckenbach TX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjS-SlBm6Fw

BBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo75DalsVOw

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a couple of interesting places (check their music calendars)

San Antonio//east side/loop 1604 is Hangin Tree Saloon..a nifty watering hole (Bracken TX)

http://www.hangintree.com/

between San Marocs and New Braunfels at York exit is a favorite..Riley's Tavern..since prohibition..live music .another Texas watering hole. http://www.rileystavern.com/

in San Antonio near downtown is The Cove..an eclectic place..mix between car wash, bar, laundromat, snack bar, playground..also with live music, notable food-fish tacos

http://thecove.us/

also near downtown SA is Sam's Burger Joint..for ex. Monday is swing night, other genres during the week

http://samsburgerjoint.com/

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8. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

could throw in San Angelo TX Fort Concho

depending on your route...The Buddy Holly Museum is in Lubbock

if your inclined, American football season will be in full swing..... Friday night is high school, Sat. is college and Sun is professional

stop by Cabelo's outdoor mega store in Buda TX or Bass Pro shop in SA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1AO4JGMsQ

Edited: 07 July 2014, 23:32
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9. Re: So, my ideas are starting to come together....

Thanks, some great ideas there!

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