Day 9 of 14

I arrived in Eagle Pass and can clearly see Mexico. Eagle Pass was the first American settlement on the Rio Grande. Originally known as Camp Eagle Pass, it served as a temporary outpost for the Texas militia, which had been ordered to stop illegal trade with Mexico during the Mexican American war.

Eagle pass is so named because the contour of the hills through which the Rio Grande flows bore a fancied resemblance to the outstretched wings of an eagle.

Of the past 8 days today is the least scenic. I rode most days with maybe one other rider. Today after breakfast at Mcdonalds I left three fellow riders and never looked back. High speeds, open roads, and endless scenery, and oil like smells dominated.

Yes there is an Alice and a San Diego Texas too.

About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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