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    Ara this thread is one of the best on this forum, thank you for keeping us up to date!
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    Santa Elena Canyon and some, BB Park, Texas

    Thank you Gail... thanks for writing... come and see us!!! Both of you...



    Santa Elena Canyon and some, BB Park, Texas

    This is now into the end of the day, a short hike into the Canyon, a closer look at Mule ears, a bit cut short as the heat was getting intolerable. But good news as for the first time last night I had to use the heater finally the weather is changing and this is going to be the perfect time for some longer hikes and more comfortable day trips. About time I was thinking!
    I interrupted this above big guy from crossing the road that day he did not seems to be very happy about it as his moving speed increased, finally taking refuge within some vegetation he ran but could not hide!!!
    More on the site

    Be well

    Ara and Spirit

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    "Many Stones"... Dual Sport Riders... Terlingua, Tx



    Many Stones Dual sport riders, Terlingua, Texas

    For such a little town far away from it all so much is going on outside the Park. This is the weekend for the TRH National Suzuki dual sport ride with about 150 riders in town having a great time on the local dirt roads A visit with Ring yesterday, the owner of Many Stones a unique gift and rock and Cacti shop and I am finding out that some musicians from the 3 week long Kerville Music festival are camping near by A great dinner at the Crisis Center aka the Cultural Center with some great local talents I dont know what else to say never a dull moment.
    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    "Viva La Historia" Terlingua, Texas



    ÔÇ£Viva La HistoriaÔÇØ Terlingua, Texas

    It was one of those events not to be missed, and we did not! Sorry it is not about riding parks the roads or even Spirit. It is about much more, Life itself over many generations finally back together in this one little town around a cemetery to celebrate it all together. It was tears, laughter, food, music and kind people opening their arms to even myself passing by here from so far away. The emotions surpassed any gathering I have ever witnessed, you had to be here I hope the Blog and the pictures can relate as close as possible the experience.

    You be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    You've outdone yourself!

    What a colorful emotion filled report.

    You're a gem!

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    Am I just an old "hippie"? Tx



    Am I just an old ÔÇ£hippieÔÇØ? Tx

    We took off for the day to the Park yesterday. Much needed for the both of us, it was time to spend some time trying to answer some questions running through my mind fueled by such empty spaces. Since Spirit is not allowed on the trails we pretty much stayed on Croton Springs Rd and Paint Gap Rd, riding some, hiking some. It happens always the magical effects of Big Bend. In a couple days actually the Mountains themselves will be our view! A good friend of mine has offered some great first row space on his property for us to stay on. So today we are packing for tomorrows move, Karma again has been good to us.
    More on the Blog

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    Our new Home, BB, Texas



    Our new Home, BB, Texas

    Due to the generosity of Roger, a friend we met last year, we moved onto his property yesterday morning beautiful! What a view, what an incredible peaceful and serene space with the landscape of Big Bend, The Ghost Town, Terlingua 24/7!
    These are busy days! Another friend from Louisiana is arriving today, some riders from the Texas Two Wheel Forum also tonight the Chili Cook Off has started we have a free pass for the complete event as I volunteered at the gate last nightIt was a good time with good people.
    More on the Blog a new recipe a new Magazine page
    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    A Celebration "The Day of the Dead", BB, Tx



    A Celebration, ÔÇ£The Day of the DeadÔÇØ, BB, Tx

    A Mexican Holiday celebrated here in Terlingua, a friend from Louisiana, the Chili Cook Off, the Texas Two Wheel riders in the area and you thought probably that there is never anything going on around here!
    On our way right now to the finals of the cook off much more on the Blog
    We have to run!!!
    Be well
    Ara & Spirit

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    Thanks for capturing another slice of our "heaven" that is Big Bend Country, Ara.

    Some of the photos I took - I believe - showed up some of the gathered "spirits". Different in each of several shots.

    A sample.

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    The Chili Cookoff, Terlingua, Tx



    The Chili Cookoff, Terlingua, Texas

    Terlingua has regained its composure yesterday afternoon, the many events that took place these past weeks are over. Millions of stars where shining down on us last night as the town near by was dark and quiet. We spend some time at the Chili Cookoff, the craziness was just starting as the chilis were turned for judging. The Showmanship competition was on its way, amazing imagination, laughter, colors and music as always!
    Spirit will pose for pictures as long as needed it was a great sunset and no exception, he sat patiently and waited for the camera to stop its shutter noise! What a dog
    Enjoy the pictures on the Blog there are quite a few!

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Thanks for capturing another slice of our "heaven" that is Big Bend Country, Ara.

    Some of the photos I took - I believe - showed up some of the gathered "spirits". Different in each of several shots.

    A sample.

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    wow voni, do a google search for "orbs in photographs" or something of that nature, i think you'll be surprised with the results

    this report is great, keep it up!!!

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    A bit of my Dogs Life riding and living on the road



    A bit of my Dogs Life riding and living on the road

    We did live on 16 beautiful acres at one time in Northern Georgia when my buddy rescued me from the shelter with just a couple more days to live. I heard many people telling him not to take me because I am a Pit, so I proved him wrong for over a year now!
    Life is good, the smells are good, the food is to and so is his affection and Love for me. I have my own sidecar, I get to ride and watch my other buddies walk the streets instead. Of course I have to give in often for all those pictures he takes of me, same goes for all those strangers that have never seen me riding with my goggles on but oh! Well small price to pay check it out

    Thanks for the scratches you always send me

    Spirit

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    Pinto Canyon loop, Texas



    Pinto Canyon loop, Texas

    Take a truck, a jeep or a dual sport bike, but do not miss this road. It is not only the 22 miles of dirt and rocks, it is also the paved road that leads to it and River Road which will take you back to Terlingua Can I add it is the baked goods of the Bakery from Alpine eaten on the side of the road while baking under the afternoon Texas sun?
    It was a great day of riding for us, new roads are always welcomed. So much to see that the road is still new as we will go back to ride it again most likely. The side roads are inviting, the Hot Springs are too!
    Part I is here the rest next time.

    Be well

    Ara & Spirit

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    More on Pinto Canyon, Texas



    More of the Pinto Canyon, Texas

    More pictures of the rest of the ride from Pinto Canyon. We are planning to do it again soon, maybe even spend the night at the Chinati Hot Springs if there is such accommodations. I have not checked into it yet and the weather is suddenly changing, I was told that it is erratic here…
    Well, this is the first picture of Mr Spirit as a Biker Dog with his helmet… he is putting up with it… but he does not like it! Don’t ask… Maybe he will just wear it in bad weather and on long distance rides… and you don’t want to know what happens when we stop! I now know what celebrities like him go through with the paparazzis… He is on his own… if he could only talk seriously sometimes!

    Be well…

    Ara & Spirit
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    A satellite communicator when you're in the rough?

    Try this:

    http://www.findmespot.com/

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