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Jun 20, 2014 - Beaumont

Another Elks Lodge and it's time to do laundry. We go searching and we find ourselves in some unsavory parts of town. We do get the laundry done though. We also find the Spindle-top Museum where Oil was discovered in 1901. This discovery started the Oil boom and at it's height 200,000 barrels were coming out a day.

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2014 Retirement Trip

Mar 27, 2014 - Anuhuac NWR

Aujourd'hui nous avons profité de notre déjeuner gratuit, ensuite Agnès et moi sommes allés visiter le "National Wildlife Refuge d'Anahuac sur le golfe du Mexique tout près de Galveston. Le temps était couvert avec du vent et on nous annonçait de gros orages. Il n'a commencé à pleuvoir qu'à notre retour. On a eu une super journée, avec plein de beaux oiseaux et une demi douzaine d’alligators américains. On a vu un butor, des ibis blancs, des ibis à face blanche, des foulques, des poules d'eau, des buzards des marais, un martin pêcheur et...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Beaumont, Tx

Nous sommes partis tôt ce matin pour Beaumont tout près de la Louisiane, nous sommes au Golf Coast RV Park, à $20 par soir, piscine, internet, câble rudimentaire et déjeuners compris. Très bon prix, demain nous voulons aller au Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, mais dame nature n'est pas trop coopérante, on annonce de la pluie. Nous sommes arrivés vers 13h00, après s'être installés nous sommes allés dîner au Catfish Kitchen, un resto local qui offre un buffet de poissons, crevettes et autres délices de la cuisine Louisianaise. Nous avons...

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Mar 19, 2014 - Out of Texas…almost

After seven days, five stops and through two time zones, we are almost out of Texas. We are just 35 miles from the Louisiana border and 150 miles from Abbeville, Louisiana where we will stay for one week. Yippee! Overall, the weather has been great and we had only one very, very windy day. On that day, we stopped at an Elks park in the rural village of Ottine, Texas – population 90 – which is about 120 miles south east of San Antonio. We had planned on staying just two nights but the area was so relaxing we stayed for three days. We were...

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Feb 19, 2014 - Wed. Day:127

Feb. 19, 2014 - Day 127 Wednesday EH!! Canada!! Things that I've meant to say but I have forgotten; my feelings not Janet's; Border Patrols?????? What is that all about; they have them in California & Arizona looking for illegal aliens crossing the borders well they are cutting back at bridges & tunnels hell they have all these other people that can do the job; My Opinion. The look of the Southwestern United States is; "& THIS IS MY OPINION!!!!"; very dreary looking. We left San Antonio on Tues. February 18TH, 2014 & the look of the...

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Feb 18, 2014 - Tues. Day:126

Feb. 18, 2014 - Day 126 This time it's Tues. morning but I'm not going to say much I believe again. We left Schertz, TX east of San Antonio today heading 5 hrs. east to Beaumont, TX. What`s there for the two days we`re staying there nothing but just rest & relaxation that I hope that I can obtain. Houston was a rush going through & especially with the strong crosswind factor. Yup I have a crappy GM truck that keeps getting pushed around by the strong winds but I white knuckled it through the 5 hr. drive & we don't think that we would ever...

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Dec 22, 2013 - Weathering Storms in Beaumont

We are finally in Texas once again after nearly a nine month hiatus. We breezed through Mississippi landing in Beaumont. Our plan was to stay two nights but that was extended to three as we waited for a cold front to move through. That came through yesterday which brought 40 mph winds and heavy rain. The office had a guide for Beaumont so Friday we went downtown for a little sight seeing. Unfortunately Beaumont looks much better in the guide than it does in real life. We headed to a historic home advertised, but it was closed. The lady...

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Nov 15, 2013 - Into the Lone Star State

Leaving the area of Baton Rouge, LA, I had not expected the scenery we were driving through. An hour or so west, the interstate we were on became a miles-long causeway -- at least that’s the best way I can describe it. With 2 lanes in each direction, it seemed to be the “normal” interstate, with wooded areas on both sides. However, as I looked from our lanes toward the lanes of traffic coming in the other direction, all I saw was one lane filled with semis, and the pavement elevated 10-12 feet above water. I could only assume that our...

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Oct 19, 2013 - Port Arthur, TX

Today we drove to Port Arthur. The flyers that we picked up and the information on-line suggested that it would be nice area to explore. There were on-line reviews on a museum, The Museum on the Gulf Coast, that were excellent and it was, one of the best I've even seen. The scope of of information was huge; everything from weather, to oil production, to legendary musicians such as Janice Joplin and Becky Backsdale (lead guitarist for Michael Jackson on one of his tours) and sports stars such as Jimmy Johnson, coach for the Dallas Cowboys,...

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Oct 18, 2013 - We're in Beaumont, Texas

Heavy, dense fog greeted us this morning. We delayed our departure until we could see across the river and it was around 8:15 when we finally made a dash for it. Sometimes the sky would be clear for a bit and sometimes the fog slowed us to a safe speed, well under the speed limit. It was around 10:00 AM when the fog cleared for good. The GPS led us through the town of Alexandria, LA, which was no fun. We passed several police officers but they paid no mind to us and our towing of a car behind the fifth wheel. We slowed to a crawl as we...

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May 16, 2013 - OTRA - TX - Beaumont

Texas, here we come!! Hit the road at 10:45 on a slightly cloudy but bright day. We passed quite a few crawfish farms while still in Louisiana. Something we learned at the Sundae Social last night was that rice farmers are switching to raising rice AND crawfish in the rice fields! Heck, I didn't even know we grew rice in the U.S. Smooth sailing until we got to Lake Charles, LA when everything just came to a crawl due to repair work on the bridge over the upper end of Lake Charles (or maybe it was the Calcasieu River). Anyway, took us about...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Beaumont, Texas

We had another great day in Texas, this time in Beaumont. We had planned to do some shopping at Costco and could not find it when we arrived. We had searched it online and even had the exact address, when we got there it was right address but the wrong store. We still have not figured that one out. :-) We decided to take a driving tour of the city instead of shopping. This is our first time in Beaumont, we like it a lot. It is close to the Louisiana line, we saw a lot of Louisiana Cajun Restaurants with a lot of crawfish advertisements....

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