March 2-4, 2007
Via 90A / 90 and the wonderful Texas Hill Country roads
When I got to D'Rose Inn, Deb, the Inn-keeper, was still busy getting the room ready. I had a chance to visit with a friendly gentleman who lives in town and rides an HD. Good fellow, even though he dared to call Hidalgo a 'scoot'. I did not hold it against him, I knew he did not mean to dis me.
So, while I did not know I still had enough in me, after a pleasant chat, I unloaded my 'scoot' and rode down 83 to 1050 and headed towards Utopia. Oh Texas, you have to love a state where you can ride through places named Paris, Athens and Utopia. From there I went up to Vanderpool and back to Leakey via 337. What an amazing ride. With slashing curves and changes in altitude, the only thing I regretted was the lack of spaces to stop and shoot some pics. The photos on this page were shot towards the end of this run, as I came across a river.
Back at D'Rose, I had a chance to understand why this Inn has been nominated as the top spot for motorcycle travelers by readers of Ride Texas. Deb, the Inn-keeper works very hard at keeping this place spotless and with such a personal touch, you want to stay there to live. The rooms were very clean, with all the essentials, including a basket with rags to clean your 'scoot'.