Tuesday, December 11, 2001  

Hello from Alpine, Texas!

Start time: 0730

Start odometer: 29566

Weather: Sunny, temperature 42 degrees F.


After a great day, I spent this evening at a "Star Party" at the McDonald Observatory north of Fort James, Texas, viewing planets, a comet, galaxy, star cluster and nebula!  I will update this page soon.  By the way, the Geminids meteor shower peaks Thursday night, so I am planning on camping either tomorrow or the next night.  If you do not see an update, know that one will follow the next day.  And if you get the chance, look towards the constellation Gemini!




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Tomorrow, after a quick visit to Marfa, I will head to Big Bend National Park.  Thank you for taking the time to see the page.  Sorry the normal information is not here yet.  Thanks for your patience.


Routes traveled today: US 10 - Farm Road 793 - Texas 20 - US 10 - US 90 - Ranch Road 505 - Tx 166 - Tx 188 - Tx 166 - Tx 188

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