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    The Big Bend articles, 1, Texas...

    It was luck... for the picture... that those two brand new black and beautiful 1200GS's passed me... of course!!!

    Welcome HOME!!!



    The Big Bend articles, 1, Texas.

    The excitement is at a new height! And here I thought after such an incredible and I need to use the word life in Halfway, Oregon, we would loose that space we love so much to be within. It was a long haul here to the south, took a little bit of a toll as it always does when navigating the mainstream but Paradise has again opened its doors for us to level off and discover new sceneries, feels and friends.
    I feel a bit above ground today, my steps are lighter and frame by frame I know that the days will present themselves filled with sunshine and full moons.
    It was a great first day here in Terlingua, Texas as you can read and see all about it on the website with a new recipe and even in their own words an article on the Miracle Inn

    Till next time you all be well

    Ara & Spirit who was not in a good mood in this picture!!!


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    The Big Bend articles, part 2, Texas




    The Big Bend articles, part 2, Texas

    Still fairly warm in the afternoons for Spirit mainly. We took advantage of the cool morning to enter the Park for the first time and witness our first sunrise. Quiet, peaceful, it was time for much reflection on the past, the present. Suddenly all was still, only shadows moving along slowly painting and reveling the colors of the peaks surrounding us and the town of Terlingua just a few miles away.
    A ride up the Basin, had been a long time it seems like filled with so many miles across this country in between. All I can say is ÔÇ£it feels good!ÔÇØ.
    Come and visit, maybe the pictures on the Blog will entice you to do the same as we do

    Till next time you all be well, have a great week.

    Ara & Spirit

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    Did you notice? The Ocotillo have green leaves. Thanks to all of the recent rains. And again last night.

    http://www.desertusa.com/nov96/du_ocotillo.html

    Thanks for sharing your incredible view.

    See you tomorrow at La Kiva.

    Voni
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    The Big Bend articles, part 4, Texas





    The Big Bend articles, part 4, Texas

    Good sign, the days are starting to blend in and only sunsets and sunrises are marking the beginnings and the end, this means we are on Terlingua time which could be symbolized by a blank clock with no hands or numbers!!!
    Kathy is back in town and my favorite hang out is now open again how about some coffee and an all day burrito by the fire at around 7 in the morning watching the sun do its thing will we see you there? Holidays are coming up better plan on it!
    A ride on some nice dirt road all in the website today.

    Be well Ara & Spirit

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    The road of a thousand pictures... Texas




    The road of a thousand pictures, Texas

    No wonder I have to mostly ride alone, I think most would live me behind when it takes me a whole day to cover the 120 miles or so to Presidio and back filling the cameraÔÇÖs memory card!
    The heat slammed on us in the afternoon, it was suddenly brutal and luckily we found some shade at a rest area. Much water is a must these days.
    As I have been asked what is happening with our Journey, why am I working 3 days a week, are we settling down the answer is NO on the settling down! with more details in todays Blog it is all good, better if nothing else!

    Till next time, you be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    More about River Road, Texas



    More about River Road, Texas

    I suddenly had two dogs in the sidecar yesterday but was tool slow with the camera!!! What a sight and laughter as also I had come across some riders from San Antonio They did make a big mistake having lunch at the wrong place instead of Kathys Kosmic Kaffee The food they had instead I will say no more!!!
    Life goes on here, finally some cooler weather mixed in with some clouds, some welcome temperatures.
    More about the ride and some pictures on the website a new recipe also has been posted, a new old recipe that is retrieved from the Blogs things are starting to be better organized! Finally

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    La Kiva, Terlingua... Texas




    La Kiva, Terlingua Texas

    Finally some pictures of this famous lounge restaurant where I spend 3 evenings a week chatting, I mean cooking for the locals and tourists Truly a fun place, the best choice in town for me to get to know what is going on in the area and the off the map places to ride and explore.
    Also some pictures of Sotol lookout where we spend a few hours yesterday evening just watching Mother Nature work hard on the constantly changing scenery, complete with thunder and lightning.
    All in the website

    Enjoy stop by and be well.


    Ara & Spirit

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    Marfa's Gift, Texas




    MarfaÔÇÖs Gift, Texas

    Did they always outdo others in Texas? How about a town feeding everyone dinner on a Saturday evening? and not just any food great food! If you can next year, do not miss the Chinati and Judd Foundation Open Day in Marfa a must! Incredibly friendly people from all over, much art, much food, much to see and experience.
    Spirit, well, I had to walk away for a while as the crowd was gathering to take pictures of him and he just sits there with his Doggles on (he will normally take them off when we stop by shaking his head!) posing
    Part one on the website, there will be more to come.

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    More on Marfa, Texas



    More an Marfa, Texas

    This is the second part of that great Saturday in Marfa. With all the Galleries open, the Judd buildings, a great dinner served to 3000 guests right after a storm, more Artifacts and great people we talked to, the pictures have been plentiful.
    I donÔÇÖt know if we will come back to this particular area next year at this time, but you should really plan on being here for the event. It is a fun time.
    I again added one more recipe, a pasta sauce with a twist, and started a series of articles on my past life in Naples when cooking for the rich! The memories are still there from a stage so different and so distant now. Interesting facts

    Be well as always

    Ara & Spirit

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    Oh, I hated missing Marfa's celebration, but thanks to your comprehensive reporting, I feel like I got the flavor.

    Thanks for ALL you share!

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    nice...

    Thanks for pics from the road..... I'm needing that!

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    The Hot Springs in Big Bend, Texas

    Thanks you all... as they say in Georgia...



    What do you see???


    The Hot Springs in Big Bend, Texas

    It is still very hot for hiking at lower elevations, but at the time the Hot Springs seemed like a good destination for the day. Water is always a must, much water and shade. We made it, but the Hot Springs were covered by the rising waters of the Rio Grande! Will just need to return at a later date. The hike however was worth its scenery, the pictographs, the village remainders from the early 1900s and one cannot forget the giant Palm tree Spirit is getting used to the heat, he has been quite a trouper and a patient companion throughout these times.
    Much more on the website

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    Happy Birthday Lance



    Happy Birthday Lance

    Lance has always been part of this Journey on the road this Journey of the mind on a stage constantly changing where the cast is directed only by Mother Nature. Seems to be the only unique stage I can walk on anymore in sometimes these trying days.
    Life is so full of surprises, obscure events, unsuspected paths suddenly taking shape, one can only make the best of it.
    Today is LanceÔÇÖs 30th Birthday with more sadness than joy.
    My emotions are also directed to all of you that share the same circumstances, I have learned over these past years that I am not the only one, having received much support, support very much welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.

    You be well.

    Ara

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    What do I know... (Texas)




    What do I know? (Texas)


    The odd vehicles (mine included, they say it is) are lined up by the Porch for the daily Sunset and gathering of the locals Just another day in Terlingua, Big Bend, Texas!
    Through the written support of so many, today the energy is up, some realizations are making sense, lets look around us while we are here, lets admire what has been laid out and accept the resolutions of Life when even the cards dealt are not in our favor.
    It seems like it is the only choice we have
    I feel as I have a new Family in all of you after reading comments and e mails send to me. ÔÇ£Thank youÔÇØ will never be enough words to express my gratitude. All this because of our Blog, we are getting to know each other as a community which I would not trade for anything else.
    Mixed in today are some pictures of a short little dirt road behind us called Indian Head Trail which has become one of my favorite hang out. Just a bunch of rocks hope you enjoy them

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    Old Maverick Rd, BB Park, Texas




    Old Maverick Rd, BB Park, Texas

    I hope that you check out the Blog today and take a good look at Lunas picture and his home. The man lived to 108 and so much wish he was around. A great smile, the man looks like someone I think we would have loved to meet and spend some time with by his humble Jackal around the fire, maybe cooking some and listening to his stories!!! I wish so much that you would all have the desire and the ability to join me and start feeling the experience of being on the road as we are, senses developing as time went on and just being transported on this incredible stage. It is not about riding anymore, photography, cooking or eating it is just about being.
    Terlingua Abaja was also a stop for us on that heated day with more pictures on the site.

    You be well

    Ara & Spirit

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