Walking back to our rooms last night and again going to breakfast this morning, I enjoyed a panoramic view of a night sky with more stars and planets than you ever see on the East Coast. Apparently West Texas is famous for its night sky because there is so little light pollution. There is an observatory on the top of the Davis Mountains, called the McDonald Observatory.
Mark had a brilliant idea at breakfast of going to Fort Davis and riding to Marathon from there instead of Marfa. Simply brilliant Mark. Much more interesting scenery including a tarantula crossing the road right in front of the bikes. I was too scared to stop and get a picture. No mechanical issues today with the bikes.
I am very impressed with the Gage Hotel. We are staying in the Captain Sheppard House which is a block or so from the rest of the hotel. It has 5 rooms and we have 4 of them. No one is in the 5th so we have the house to ourselves. Definitely our nicest accommodations of all three legs. Hopefully some one else will post pics. As you might have guessed by now, I haven’t figured out how to do that.