The first annual LSRPCA tour to Big Bend National Park touring the great roads in the area will be held from 9-12 November 2018. This tour is limited to 16 cars and will go fast, so an early signup is essential. The cost per car will be $50 and registration is through ClubRegistration.net. All meals and accommodations are at your own expense. Once sixteen (16) cars are registered, this event will close.
The first day Friday, November 9th we will drive from Buc-ee’s on US 290 and FM 362 to Marathon. We will stop for lunch at Cooper’s barbeque in Junction. In Marathon, we will stay at the Gage Hotel or at Eve’s Garden immediately adjacent to the Gage. The day will conclude with a supper at the Gage for our group that Friday night in their excellent restaurant.
The second day on Saturday, the 10th we drive from Marathon to Terlingua. It will be a spectacular drive down highway 385 to Panther Junction in Big Bend National Park. We will drive various roads made for our Porsches inside the park, eat lunch at one of the restaurants and drive to the ghost town of Terlingua. There we will stay at either the Big Bend Holiday Hotel or the El Dorado. The day will conclude with another supper for the group at a location yet to be determined.
The third day on Sunday, the 11th we drive to Marfa. The route will have stops along the way to Presidio on the magnificent highway 170 alongside the Rio Grande river for pictures and where we will have some excellent Mexican fare. At Marfa again, we will have to split our group because we cannot get the whole group into the same hotel. The choices are the Paisano built in 1929. The Saint George is new and the Thunderbird is also new. Marfa is an artist’s colony and there is much to see and do. There will be a farewell supper at the Paisano Hotel that evening.
The final day of the tour Monday the 12th is for the return to the Houston area on your own or you can stay for a few more days in the Trans Pecos if you like.
More details on hotel bookings and phone numbers can be found when you register at ClubRegistration.net.
Photo: The red rocks of the Blue Creek Trail Vista in Big Bend National Park. Courtesy, NPS.gov. Photographer, Ann Wildermuth.