FM 170, a Farm to Market road in theWhile on FM 170, we visited The Contrabando, a ghost town in Big
Rio Grande Valley between Presidio, TX and is said to be one of the best motorcycle roads in the country. I rode on most of it in the 1980s while on my way from my home in Big Bend National Park New York to Daytona Bike Week in . I arranged to meet my friend Ralph Spencer there and we spent a few days riding together in southwest Florida Texas and the “hill country” north of . Ralph lived in San Antonio at the time. We enjoyed riding in the Rio Grande Valley and around the Sun City, Arizona area but we ran into some freezing rain later in the hill country, where the roads got treacherous. Ft. Davis
That's Mexico on the right, across the Rio Grande
A rest area along FM170
The Contrabondo movie set
Probably a reproduction of the Alamo
It's set up like a museum inside
The Chester W. Nimitz Museum in Fredricksburg, Texas
F4F Wildcat from early WWII.
Suiting up for the freezing rain
Somewhere along the coast on the way to Florida from Texas
I stopped by the west coast of Florida to visit with my friend Al Reid
I visited the USS Yorktown (CV10) in Charleston, SC on my way home.
I came across this F6F Hellcat on the hanger deck of the Yorktown. I had fond memories of working on them in 1943 when I was attached to "Fighting 8" at Pungo Field, VA for a brief period just before the squadron boarded the Intrepid in Norfolk for its shakedown cruise in the Caribbean - and later, fierce action in the Pacific theater of war where they did very well.
Stopped by Myrtle Beach to visit with my friend Bill Claus