Eats – Breakfast, 8:07 AM

Weather: Clear

Temperature: 26C

Notes:  There was a table outside of our room that made the ideal place to prepare our breakfast before heading out.  I made camp oatmeal with granola and coffee.
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Border Crossing , 9:33 AM

Name:  Columbia, Mexico

Weather: Cloudy

Temperature: 28C

Notes:  It  took a little while to figure out exactly where this crossing actually is.  We thought it was right in the town of Columbia, but no, it was a few kilometers to the east of the town.  First Bill visited the Banjercito to do the paperwork for the bike and then we crossed the border without any problems.  It was not terribly busy and we were finished everything by 9:49am.

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Gas Stop, 10:28 AM

Name: Loves  Cost:  $15.34US

Notes:  Back in the USA.  Everything is so orderly here and the highways big, wide, fast and boring.  We are headed to a place we’ve been before called Krause Springs.  It is a lovely place to camp and enjoy the spring-fed pools, both natural and manmade.

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Gas Stop, 1:10 PM

Name: Shell  Cost:  11.59us

Notes:  We have been travelling on the 281 after skirting around San Antonio.  More boring highway and there aren’t many towns to be seen from here.  I far prefer the smaller roads, they at least take you through little towns and villages.

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Accomodations, 3:11 PM

Weather: Cloudy

Temperature: 31C

Krause Springs office garden

Name: Krause Springs  Cost: $30. per night

The scene of our downfall.

Notes: So we turn onto the road that leads to the campground. In front of us is a small river that flows over the pavement. We an see that it is only about an inch deep, so think nothing of just driving into it. Next thing we know we are lying on our side. I’m protected by the side bags but hear my helmet go clunk on the road. I’ve got water flowing up my sleeve as I try to slide out from under the bike and clamber to my feet.
Meanwhile Bill is doing the same. We look at the bike lying on its side, the right hand saddlebag has torn away from its latches and is sitting upright in the water. The only thing that holds it on is a strap Bill put on it to take the strain off the latches.
A couple leaving the campground came over to see if we were alright and the guy helped Bill get the bike back on its wheels.
He moved it to the side of the road. Break fluid was escaping from the box on the handlebars, so he got out a screwdriver and tightened it. The leak stopped. Next he took a tiedown from his saddlebag and jury rigged the saddlebag to stay on then we limped into the campground. How utterly embarrassing!  And no picture either!  In the heat of the moment the last thing on my mind is to take a picture.  I guess I am not a natural born photographer.

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Eats – Lunch, 3:06 PM

Name:   Spicewood General Store  Cost:$15.50

Notes:  We remembered too late that there are no towns and no restaurants anywhere near Krouse Springs.  There is a little village called Spicewood that has a general store.  They had a bit of a lunch counter there, but since it was now after 3pm, the items that were left were dried out and disgusting.  We were famished, though and didn’t have any ingredients back at camp with which to make any kind of a lunch, so  it was terrible fried fish for Bill, a so-so club sandwich for me and Dr. Pepper all round.  Before leaving the store we bought some groceries so we would have food for dinner and breakfast.  $19.05
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Special Attraction, 4:10pm

Weather: sunny

Temperature: 31C

Notes:  We spent the rest of the afternoon splashing around in the beautiful springs.

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