We decided to depart from Del Rio instead of Acuña, so we stayed one more night with our Del Rio host, Mandy, and there was another cyclist Joe there that night too! He just graduated from college in Chicago, owns an ice cream shop called The Outside Scoop in Iowa (which was named after the 3rd result in a Google search of such name) and is doing the southern tier cycling route solo! (and he puts us to shame--he did a 175 mile day later on in his trip!). It was nice to meet Joe and since Mandy is really going for the Best Hospitality award, we all woke up to a wonderful breakfast feast!
|Our routine riding day stretch at mile 10|
|Rooster farm? Fighting roosters??|
Arriving in Eagle Pass, we headed over to the
diabetes clinic that our host, Sister Ursula runs. We were pleased to meet her and hear a bit about the diabetes program. We agreed to meet her at her house later and after settling in, we hopped back in her van and headed right over to Piedras Negras and Sister Ursula gave us a little tour.
It was really nice to get settled into a wonderful home in Eagle Pass and get a idea of the border towns we would spend the next few days exploring.