Monday, June 27, 2011


Brownsville is a small town best known for being the place the movie Stand By Me was filmed. We ate a good meal at the Brownsville Saloon before riding to our motel.

We stayed at the Halsey Travelodge, which was a bit longer ride down a much busier highway than I would have wanted. But once we got there, it was perfect. We were one of only about 4 rooms rented, there was a pool and hot tub, which was wonderful. There was also a restaurant where we had dessert and we got a free breakfast in the morning.

But first, our daily mileage photo. 34 good miles on our last day with sunshine.

When riding on a hot and sweaty day, the hands turn black from the handlebar grips.

To see the photographic record of our trip Matt posted on Facebook go here:
Don't worry, it's public, you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it.


Sara K. said...

I love Stand By Me. It was an EPIC movie of my youth. That link is a total flashback! Crazy! I just checked imdb and it came out in 1986, 6th grade. Wow! I had no idea it was filmed so close to us. Crazy. I remember when we rode in Ireland, using biking gloves, that the leather left my palms a lovely tan orange after really hot days!

Patricia said...

I was feeling nostalgic for it myself and found that there are 14 holds on 8 copies at the library. So we aren't the only fans.