I'm entertaining the thought of a new tc to replace my '94. There's a company on ebay in Iowa that is offering just what I want for $14,000. But Palomino used to not be very good. Any thoughts on the new one? I know there's a lot of movement in the industry with changes in companies and brands.
Go across the bridge into Algiers. Make your way to the Algiers Ferry parking lot.(Hope you have a GPS) Pay $5-10 for safe, all day parking. Ride the free ferry across the river. It dumps you at Harrah's casino/Crazy Lobster/Riverwalk. Turn right and walk down to Jackson Square and attractions. I can't even park my HD2500 down town. Too big for lots. YOu could get lucky but it's unlikely. The only downside that I've found in 2 dozen such crossings is that the ferry stops running around 10 or 11. Later on weekends.
Dreamer and All: Agreed on the Stillwell's thing. Just the history of this great, pioneering Texas family and Hally Stillwell is enough of an attraction. I got to meet her on my first trip to Big Bend. Also, ask if they can fix you some food from their kitchen. I did and was the envy of the canoeing party. Also, congrats on discovering the secret of biking. Carry your bike and do loops instead of riding it across the endless miles of the West.
On one of our Spring Break trips, we had to land in Terlingua for a camping spot. They actually line up at Rio Grande Village early in the morning for available sites. If possible, check out Monihan Dunes State Park.