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Jun 1, 2019 - Excursion on the “Ivory Bill”

This morning I got up earlier than usual so I could drive to Beaumont to take the two-hour “Ivory Bill” pontoon boat excursion on the Neches River. It leaves from the Collier’s Ferry Park. The boat operates on the open river and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels. Neches River Adventures (owner of the boat) is a project of the Big Thicket Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The “Ivory Bill” is named for the ivory-billed woodpecker, one of the largest woodpeckers in the world. It is native...

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Mar 23, 2019 - Crossing Texas

Another beautiful day for traveling. Today's 200 miles brings us back into "civilization" and, of course, traffic. We're traveling through Sugarland and into Houston to pick up I-10. We'll be stopping here tonight. It's only about 45 miles to Louisiana from here. In spite of the huge youth baseball complex's opening day schedule and the South Texas State Fair, both taking place right outside the campground, we have a good evening.

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Winter2018-2019

Aug 17, 2018 - Texas, Part 5

On the fourth day of our trip we visited with my cousins in Tennessee. Today, we had lunch with Vivian’s cousin in Houston, Texas. Michael O’Brien is Vivian’s second cousin. The only time I met him was when he and his parents, brother and sister attended Vivian’s and my wedding 44 years ago. At the time his family lived in Gulph, Ontario, Canada. We lost touch after that. But thanks to Facebook, we reconnected with Michael about a year ago. Since we would be driving through Houston, Vivian gave him a call. Michael was thrilled to met us for...

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Southwest trek

May 23, 2017 - All the way to Texas

Today was going to one of the longest days of the drive to California. Our plan was To drive from Pensacola across Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to Beaumont, Texas. The good thing is the road is pretty flat and none of the states are very wide! We were taking a route to avoid New Orleans, so the towns we had to go through were not too big. Also, I-10 along here was in really good condition and not too much construction. Lots of farm land and cattle operations. Also, lots of Casinos. Seems like every town or filling station seems to...

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Apr 29, 2016 - Into Texas

We held off until 11:00 in Gulport as the rains came down. It took about an hour to drive out of the rain as we headed west. We spent last night at Hidden Lake RV Park near Beaumont. It was a decent park with great wifi and an open sky for satellite.

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Mar 23, 2016 - Beaumont, TX

This was a short day to get us to the Texas border. This is the home of Spindletop. This was the oil field that led to oil operations on the Gulf. We also found the world's largest working fire hydrant at the Beaumont Fire Museum. They've got an interesting collection housed on the first floor truck bays of their headquarters.

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Mar 3, 2015 - Beaumont, TX

Very nice park, stayed 3 days waiting out the weather. Nice lake and stream behind us where we saw turtles jumping in the water anytime we were near. tried eating at a few places but nothing great to report. Probably the highlight of the stay was the HEB, great store!

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Feb 13, 2015 - Heading west!

Sadly we left New Orleans this morning. We had a lot of fun here. We had one stop today on our way to Beaumont. We are stopping near Henderson at a seafood market to get some fresh gulf shrimp and some crawfish. As we went through Bayou country we kept seeing these signs advertising Boudin and cracklings. I knew what cracklings were but what the heck is Boudin? When we stopped at the Seafood store, I found out. They sold Boudin there. It is seasoned pork, rice, onions, celery, parsley, encased loosely in a pork casing, and made into a...

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Heading to the East!

Dec 24, 2014 - A most delightful Christmas in Plano, TX

Drove up to Plano, TX Christmas eve day to spend some time with Dan's cousin Georges and his wife Gail. Dan hadn't seen Georges is many years and I never met him or his wife, we didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be such a fun time together. Dan and Georges had a great time reminiscing about old family times together and we both got to know Gail. Gail is from Mississippi and Georges from Canada. Talk about a wide range of accents. We arrived in time for a wonderful home cooked meal. Christmas morning we had a healthy brunch and...

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Perreault's Getaway

Dec 22, 2014 - Texas, Beaumont,Willis & Houston

Arrived in Beaumont, Texas. Took a couple of hours to get there so we had plenty of the day left to explore. Took a ride down the street to a loch system that held back the salt water from the fresh water. Walked around a bit and then drove to the Cattail Marsh. A large marsh where thousands of varieties of birds stop while they travel from the South seeking warmer weather. We walked took a long stroll around the marsh. Then we drove into the center of the Port of Beaumont, saw many large container ships and large Ocean going...

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Perreault's Getaway

Nov 14, 2014 - Austin, TX to Beaumont, TX

11-14-14 Austin,TX to Beaumont, TX Slow getting up this morning, probably because the new mattress was so comfy. No miracle cures for Julie’s back, but it is slowly getting better. We got ready to head east. Had to get propane and spent a great deal of time attempting to upload an audiobook on my Ipod. After all of that, we finally were on the road by 11AM. The route chosen by our trusty GPS had us on Texas Hwy 71 E which has a lot of traffic lights and lots of stop and go travel that kept things slow. We finally entered I-10 near Columbus,...

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Sep 23, 2014 - Texas

Nothing earth shaking happening here. Down for the night. After a good night's sleep I thought that I might try to describe what I saw driving from New Orleans to Beaumont. Driving along the Gulf Coast is rather interesting. I drove on a causeway that was miles long. I-10 goes along the edges of bayous. The causeways are long, straight, and flat with the occasional ramp up to a bridge and over a river. Once on the causeway there is no getting off, no exits. So what do you see? Well I saw folks setting out traps for crawdads, trolling in the...

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Summer Trip 2014

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