Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 1973 450 SL
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Nice pics, concrete. Worth more to me than you'll ever know.
Did you notice the large concrete pads south of Marfa and the highway? That was the location of an large Army-Air Force base for pilot training during WW2. I have the honor(?) of being the first baby born at that base hospital in July of 1943. From what I have heard that area is now used for glider meets, which affirms the military's judgment to use those skies for flying.
We lived over in Alpine until I was 16 months old and my father was discharged home to Oregon. The mountains you photoed look to be those between the two towns. I don't recall the name of the pass.
I, too, travelled to Marfa/Alpine through El Paso in the late 70s on my 750 Honda. I only remember one other bike trip (southern Utah) that was as difficult with the wind twisting my head around, bike leaning about 20 degrees. The area didn't seem too friendly to life and my stay was short. What you've done is show me that some folks, indeed, find it a habitable place.
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