Texas Road Trip LbNA # 44758
|Placed Date||Nov 29 2008|
The earth expanding right hand and left hand,
The picture alive, every part in its best light,
The music falling in where it is wanted, and stopping where it is not wanted,
The cheerful voice of the public road—the gay fresh sentiment of the road.
O highway I travel! O public road! do you say to me, Do not leave me?
Do you say, Venture not? If you leave me, you are lost?
Do you say, I am already prepared—I am well-beaten and undenied—adhere to me
O public road! I say back, I am not afraid to leave you—yet I love you;
You express me better than I can express myself;
You shall be more to me than my poem.
Walt Whitman “Song of the Open Road”
One of the best things about letterboxing is the excuse to go on a road trip. One of the best road trips I/v been on is Texas state highway 183. On my first trip down highway 183 I came across the LONE STAR MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM. It is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with beautiful motorcycling roads all around it. It has a collection of vintage motorcycles from around the world dating from the 1910's to modern times. Inside the museum is the Ace Cafe is located in the Museum offering Gourmet Hamburgers, Aussie meat pies, salads and deserts.
The museum is only open during the week ends and it is closed in the winter, see its website at http://lonestarmotorcyclemuseum.com/ for its current status.
The museum is on highway 187 4 miles north of Vanderpool, Texas and less then a mile south of the Los Maples State Park
The letterbox is located on the outside of the fence at the base of the left gate post under some rocks.