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    Texas Hill Country 2019 Pictures

    Debbie and I returned Monday from a 2 week trip to Texas. .
    Not a single drop of rain
    The ride to the Hill Country is a yearly ride for us and we normally go in April.
    At times it can be cold leaving Iowa in April but this year it was comfortable.

    2nd night was in Mineral Wells, Texas.
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    http://www.blancobeemerwerkes.com/cabin/index.html

    The wildflowers were good this year.
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    To be continued
    You should be able to see 13 pictures in this post.
    Last edited by Lee; 04-25-2019, 11:01 AM.
    Lee
    Iowa
    2016 R1200RS

    #2
    Part 2
    Last October the concrete bridge at Kingsland was washed away in a flood and the DOT did a fast design and contract to have the bridge open next month.
    I stopped to check on the progress.
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	Leaky (8).jpg Views:	1 Size:	515.7 KB ID:	4655Click image for larger version  Name:	Leaky (9).jpg Views:	1 Size:	445.1 KB ID:	4656 Good place for a burger.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	Leaky (12).jpg Views:	1 Size:	413.0 KB ID:	4657Click image for larger version  Name:	Leaky (10).JPG Views:	1 Size:	480.0 KB ID:	4658 Debbie likes to stop here on RR 335 to cool off by soaking her feet.
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	hwy 55 (2).JPG Views:	1 Size:	336.6 KB ID:	4661 After the Leaky area we moved to Fredericksburg for one night and stayed at the Peach Tree Inn.
    I think it was 2005 when we stayed here and it was not in the best shape.
    It has changed hands and all the units have been gutted and redone.
    We had covered parking again here.
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    15 pictures in this post

    Edit:
    Pictures above the Bent Rim Motorcycle Stop are from the Historic Leaky Inn.
    Last edited by Lee; 04-25-2019, 10:48 AM.
    Lee
    Iowa
    2016 R1200RS

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      #3
      Part 3
      Heading north we stayed at Mineral Wells again because it was too hot to check out the old hotel and military base when we stayed here the 2nd night .
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      On the way back to Iowa we went through NW Arkansas.
      Stopped at Sardis Lake Oklahoma to look at my map and stretch our legs.
      Click image for larger version  Name:	Sardis Lake Eastern Ok..JPG Views:	1 Size:	308.9 KB ID:	4669 Friday night I checked the weather for the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge and saw it would be clear Saturday night and Sunday morning, so I made a reservation.
      This place is often in fog or low clouds.
      The state park lodge reopened July 2015 after a 3 year renovation.
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      View from our room window.
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      Stopped at Turner Bend for fuel and a rest stop.
      This is a popular store for kayaks, motorcycles and off road vehicles.
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      Last edited by Lee; 04-25-2019, 11:05 AM.
      Lee
      Iowa
      2016 R1200RS

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        #4
        15 pictures in part 3.
        Lee
        Iowa
        2016 R1200RS

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          #5
          I can't figure out how to edit and add text between the pictures.
          Lee
          Iowa
          2016 R1200RS

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          • Capnrip
            Capnrip commented
            Editing a comment
            What works best for me Lee, especially when it's picture intensive is first I upload all my attachments. Then I do my text for them leaving some spaces where I want to insert the picture. Then I go in and put the pictures where they go according to the text. I find if I write a bunch of stuff and then upload the attachments it times out and asks me to log in again, which can have disastrous consequences.

          #6
          Do you have this button Lee?Click image for larger version

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            #7
            Good stuff Lee. I want to get to Eureka Springs. Looks like a neat place by the pictures you've posted over the years.

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              #8
              Great report & pics too Lee. After all the years of heading to the Hill Country for the THCR, it was weird not having that in my schedule this year. Will definitely fix that for 2020.

              As it turns out when we texted about maybe getting together on your way back home, I couldn't have met you guys anyway... I was in Austin last Friday - Sunday becasue of my daughter's wedding!

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                #9
                Thanks Lee for taking the time to bring us the Texas Hill Country. I also miss going to that Rally, but it hasn't worked out for me in several years and possibly not going to for a few more. But I'm glad you took the time to allow me to reminisce.

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by justjoe View Post
                  Do you have this button Lee?Click image for larger version

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                  Yes, but it does not let me add text between the pictures.
                  I can edit existing text or edit text at the end of a post.
                  Lee
                  Iowa
                  2016 R1200RS

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by McFly View Post
                    Great report & pics too Lee. After all the years of heading to the Hill Country for the THCR, it was weird not having that in my schedule this year. Will definitely fix that for 2020.

                    As it turns out when we texted about maybe getting together on your way back home, I couldn't have met you guys anyway... I was in Austin last Friday - Sunday becasue of my daughter's wedding!
                    Yep, I was thinking you were out of town.
                    I didn't fall for that trick
                    Lee
                    Iowa
                    2016 R1200RS

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                      #12
                      Stopped at the Fredericksburg airport to see if a friend had any new toys.
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                      Lee
                      Iowa
                      2016 R1200RS

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by justjoe View Post
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                        I was leaving one space between pictures.
                        I left two spaces between the three hanger pictures and when I select edit it will let me add text between the pictures.
                        Lee
                        Iowa
                        2016 R1200RS

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by Lee View Post

                          Yes, but it does not let me add text between the pictures.
                          I can edit existing text or edit text at the end of a post.
                          I just tested and I see what you mean. I don't know the answer yet. I'll kick it around a bit.

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                            I forgot to ask Bob if he sold his Piper Tri Pacer.
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                            Lee
                            Iowa
                            2016 R1200RS

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