Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to Alpine, TX (March 2016)

March 24, 2016 — March 30, 2016

  • Number of Days: 2
  • Total Miles: 0

West Texas is always a good change of scenery. Stay at The Holland Hotel; eat at Reata Restaurant; drink at Century Bar & Grill; fly the west Texas mountains (maybe not in that order)


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Getting Ready

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We had planned to dpt Taylor on Wed – March 23, but forecast is calling for 29 mph headwind all the way to Alpine.  We’re planning to wait until Thursday morning to leave when the weather should improve.  We’ll see!

Day 1

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Taylor, TX (T74) to Alpine, TX (E38)

Miles flown this day: 0

Total miles flown: 0


The weather was not kind to us on Thursday as we made our way from Taylor to Alpine. The leg from Taylor to our fuel stop in Sonora was the most challenging with strong headwinds and cold temperatures. The homemade tomato  basil soup at GiGi’s in downtown Sonora was a welcome warm-up.  After lunch, we fueled up the gyro and headed southwest climbing to over 8500 ft to get over the mountains near Alpine.  It was freezing cold all the way. But, we made it fine. The Holland Hotel has the the down home feel of the old west. The rooms are comfortable and the service is personable. Friday morning, after breakfast at the BREAD & BREAKFAST cafe, we rolled our gyro out of the hangar and headed east. Friday weather was much friendlier to gyro flying.  After a fuel stop in Sonora, we flew to Llano for lunch at Cooper’s BBQ. The 60 mile stretch from Llano to Taylor took less than an hour.  Even though this was only a two-day trip, it had plenty of adventure.  Thanks for following.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 2

Friday, March 25, 2016

Alpine, TX (E38) to Taylor, TX (T74)

Miles flown this day: 0

Total miles flown: 0


 

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We made a fuel stop in Sonora, TX (KSOA) just off Interstate 10 before our lunch stop in Llano at Cooper’s BBQ and our final leg from Llano to Taylor.

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