Friday morning Elaine and I slept in and relaxed before we had to head out. It was only a couple hours to the stop we picked out. We decided to go to Marathon to a motel and RV park I have heard about over the years. We also decided that rather than go back up to Alpine the way we came down and then drive east to Marathon, we would drive east through the national park and then go north to Marathon. I've never been that way so it would give us yet another view of the park. My GPS said that the distance would actually be less going that way but, of course, we would be driving slower in the national park. We were not in a hurry so that didn't matter. we were hoping to stop at the dinasaur exhibit but the sign came up unexpectedly and you had to drive down a road to get to it. Not knowing whether there would be room to turn around or park both our RVs, we kept on going.
One of the reasons we wanted to go to this particular motel/RV park is that they do star parties here.