Marathon, TX to Alpine, TX. 31 miles, 1945 miles total.
The RV Park in Marathon had a great little cafe that only sells breakfast, so I had great french toast and enjoyed talking with some of the locals that like to eat there. I packed up my trailer, took a quick shower, and started to head out, only to find that one of my trailer tires went flat again. My pump wasn't working very well, so Don and Margaret helped me with their tire pump. They had a really nice RV, and we talked for almost an hour. They were very nice. I hope I get to see them again!
It was a pleasant day of riding, even though it started out at 30 degrees. It warmed up to about 75 degrees in the afternoon, and the wind was very light. I wanted to get to the bike shop in town before 5:00 pm, so I had to keep at it since I got a late start. That's where I met Matthais ... he rode by with a big cowboy hat on! I went to watch him play ultimate frisbee, and then later a small group of us went to a German Restaurant for a nice dinner.
They were staying with James and Julie, a host on the Warm Shower.org web site, so I went with them to their house to share some photos of the Pacific Crest Trail. James had hikes the Washington State portion of the PCT two years ago. It was great to see his photos, and I'm really looking forward to being on my hike in just a few weeks now!
Alpine is a very nice town, and I'd like to come back again and spend some time here.