It was about an hour's drive from Kilgore to Lake o' the Pines, a Corps of Engineers project a few miles south of Jefferson and about twenty miles north of Marshall. There are four RV campgrounds on the lake. As the name implies, there are many pine trees, as well as other varieties.
I chose Buckhorn Creek Campground as my home for the next five nights. After getting set up, I took a little walk down to the water. My campsite is close to the water, which gives me a wonderful view from my galley window. I have enjoyed watching and listening to the birds. I've also seen a few butterflies and squirrels. A lovely home, indeed.
It has rained at least a little every day, so the early mornings and nights have been pleasantly cool - in the 60s. Daytime temperatures have been mostly in the 80s. The rain hasn't bothered me. I've just played Scrabble, Freecell and Solitaire on my computer and done some reading. This week the book of choice is "Mary Queen of Scots" by Antonia Fraser. It was first published in England in 1969 and in the USA in 1971. It was on all best seller lists for 40 weeks -- deservedly so, in my opinion. It is a very thoroughly-researched and well-written biography, which provides insights into the culture of that time (mid 1500s).