Taylor, TX to Alpine, TX (March 2016)
March 24, 2016 — March 30, 2016
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)
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.