From Buckhorn Creek Park – Jefferson, TX
Made our move without incident on Monday from Colfax arriving at our new home base just shortly after noon. We got the trailer backed in, jacks down, electric plugged in, slides out and just enough rearranged to satisfy Cody that he was back home again. We then rode into Jefferson which is about 10 miles from the park for a late lunch at Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant; had wanted some good Mexican food since we left Texas two months ago and we were not disappointed .
After eating, we took a quick drive to the downtown area checking out what we needed to plan on coming back to see and do during our five days in this area. A ride on the “Rail of Lights” is Jefferson’s big contribution to the six city, two state “Trail of Lights” so we have tickets on the 7 PM train Thursday night.
While on this search party expedition Rudy spotted a local eatery called Hamburger Store and this is where we returned for supper. They specialize in hamburgers and their homemade pies, but the menu also has other sandwiches, salads, and even chicken fried steak. We opted for the specialty of hamburgers.
While waiting to be seated we spotted a plaque in the entryway declaring they were the home of the “Best French Fries In Texas”……..NOT! The order we got with our hamburgers was limp, greasy and tasted like the oil needed to be changed. After informing our waitress of the fact that any McDonald’s had better fries than here, she tasted one and agreed they were bad and when we got the bill, there was no charge for the fries!
Charm for this eatery was that the walls were covered with One Dollar Bills that individuals have personalized with drawings, just coloring the symbols on the bill or autographing with their personal greetings. This reminded us of Mulate’s in Breaux Bridge where we reported in a journal post that they had business cards covering every inch of the walls and ceiling….however currency costs the patrons a little more when left behind.
Today, we drove to Marshall’s Chamber of Commerce to see what this city’s donation to the “Trail of Lights” experience would be. While there, we walked around the historic courthouse square and the downtown area with its holiday decorations out in mass. We determined that we needed to return another day after dark to enjoy these decorations to their fullest when strings of colorful lights make them come to life.
So after just being here a little over 24 hours we already have 2 of our remaining 5 nights set aside to enjoy more of the holiday spirit with celebrations in the two Northeast Texas communities close to our current location.