Roam. That was the name of the toiletries that greeted me when I walked into our room at the Gage Hotel. Fitting. I noticed there had been some updating since I was last here, the whole place felt more like an oasis than ever before. Their new moisturizing products were much appreciated after our long dry ride there.
After cleaning up and changing clothes, we all headed over to the White Buffalo Bar adjacent to the hotel and had their famous Prickly Pear Margaritas. They were more delicious than any I’ve had before…or maybe the magical environment just made it seem so. Still, it was a great way to unwind before dinner.
After dinner, strolling back to our rooms, I stopped to look up at the night sky. So many stars! I put on a hotel robe planning to read before bed, but the sky beckoned. I went back outside and my friend Cindy was there, so we lay on the lawn together looking up at the Big Dipper pouring stardust into the blackness.
The next morning after a hearty breakfast, we loaded the motorcycles and headed out from our oasis, further south into the desert. Destination Terlingua.