BMW MOA GetAway Weekend – Eureka Springs
This past weekend I attended the BMW GETAWAY in Eureka Springs Arkansas. Rob and I left on Thursday morning around 6:00am. The idea was to beat the North Texas heat, but as luck would have it, the weather was very comfortable and cool.I wore my liner for most of the morning. Tell me again.. This is August right? We wanted to get up to Eureka Springs on Thursday so that we could take in the nice twisty roads on Friday and Saturday.
Rob and I slabbed it over to Paris Texas before jumping off and taking FM roads for the rest of the morning. There was a little road construction just outside of Paris. We just enjoyed the cool morning and took in the cool morning air.
The Versys was unbelievable. I am still surprised at how well this bike handles the touring part of sport touring. It is very comfortable and the bike was getting 46 mpg. The Big Versys turned 10,000 miles just outside Broken Bow, OK. I am so happy with the versys. It was a great choice and I would find it hard to believe that there is a better bike out there for me at this time.
We did ride the Talimena Scenic Byway. I had not done that in a few years. the road surface was not very good but the view was very appealing. We stopped and had brunch / lunch at the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. It is very nice. It has not changed a lot just added a few more features. the sun room is amazing. I love camping there, maybe we will be able to do that soon. Lunch was nothing spectacular, but it was decent. The weather was amazing and the views were stunning. Love that area.