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Apr 10, 2019 - BW Canton, Texas

Made the 175 mile drive due North from Livingston to Canton, which is along I-20. We’re staying at a Boondockers Welcome hosting place. We have long time friends who live locally to meet for dinner. As it turns out, our Boondockers Welcome hosts have a small, light industrial manufacturing business and we’re always interested in good ol’ American ingenuity! So, shortly after arriving and while we were setting up we asked them if we could have a tour of the business. Our host, Jerrid and family own Kraft-Tyme Inc. Shortly after we began,...

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Mar 11, 2017 - TX-Canton-Marks Family

20 years ago I had the privilege of swearing Mark into the Air Force as he graduated from ROTC and Baylor University. Because of the location of his tours this was the first time I saw Mark and his family, ironically he retired two months ago. It was great seeing him and his family as well as Virginia and Cathy. Great time was had by all.

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Nov 20, 2016 - Down the Oklahoma turnpike

Date: November 20, 2016 Tonight’s Location: Canton, TX Campground: Mill Creek RV Resort Mileage: End - 3412 Start - 3158 Total Miles for the day: 254 Weather: sunny, very little breeze Temperature: start 30º High 66º Wildlife count: Year List: 337 Birds: Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Bald Eagle, Rock Pigeon, Gull (sp), Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, American Crow, Canada Goose, Domestic Goose, American Kestrel, Yellow-headed Blackbirds It was really cold in the packing up this morning, but the sunshine soon removed the chill, and we...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Canton TX Virginia’s Ranch

We had a wonderful visit with Virginia and her daughter Cathy. It should be noted that the large live oak tree near the house fell on the house about 5 days after we left. If it weren’t for the very large laminated beam that ran the full length of the living room, Virginia would have been crushed. Definitely God was looking out for her.

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Trip Journal


Second Half of 2016

Aug 30, 2013 - Canton, TX then home!

We left Texarkana mid-morning and had a pretty easy drive to Canton. We started out on a U.S. highway and then were on the Interstate. Then we turned south on one of our GREAT Texas State Highways. After driving through so many states with horrible state highways, I am always appreciative of the state highways with wide shoulders in Texas. When we got out of the RV at our stop, we all thought we had opened an oven door. Boy, was it hot! So we quickly got all the air conditioners in the RV going and pulled all the shades to try to cool down....

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Aug 31, 2011 - Canton, TX

We started off our day by taking Duke for one last swim in the lake. As usual, he had a wonderful time. Sometimes we don’t know what he likes more…swimming or getting dried off. He just loves having the towel thrown over him and getting roughed up. He’s one funny dog! Then we were on our way out of Hot Springs. Before we knew it, we were on I-30 heading west. We stopped in Texarkana for breakfast and had a rough time finding a place to park the RV. We finally found an empty lot and walked about a mile to IHOP. Boy, was it hot! When we got...

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Mar 20, 2011 - FCRV Retiree's Rally

Here we are at the Retirees Rally in Canton, TX. We re-united up again with John and Jan at the entrance so we could park together for the rally. The Rally has some activities planned but not a lot. This is a laid back rally, remember it is for Retirees. They have evening entertainment which so far has been excellent. Awesome to say the least! Sunday and Monday are early bird days with the Rally beginning on Tuesday, Mar. 22. On Tuesday we attended a seminar on "RVing Atlantic Canada" then John and Jan went to attend the "First Timers...

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Dec 13, 2010 - OTRA – TX - Canton

12/13/10 Left the Pavilion RV Park at 10:30 after first going across the street for diesel and getting our propane tanks refilled. The trip was pretty easy until we got to Shreveport, Louisiana and then, wow, that road was HORRENDOUS. I had to slow down to 40 mph and we were still bouncing all over the place. This road even beat Pennsylvania roads for bad condition. When we finally got to camp, I found my desk chair tipped over, the printer fell off it’s table (it has NEVER done that before), and Taco’s food dish was completely flipped over...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Canton, Texas

We then drove to Canton Texas to visit my (Michael) cousins - Virginia her daughters Cathy and Cindy and son Flint and their children. Virginia’s home was designed by her brother Thomas and built by her dad. We had a wonderful time. We went to First Monday - the largest flea market in the USA. In May and September they have about 300,00 people show up for the 4 day event and in October and November they have around 500,000 people and the population of Canton is around 5,500. We visited the old Wallace homestead where my dad was raised and...

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Apr 28, 2010 - Lazy Dazers Rally - Canton, TX

WEDNESDAY This morning by 10:00 I was on my way to Canton for the Lazy Dazers South Central rally. I made several brief stops and still arrived early in the afternoon. On the way I saw a lot of wildflowers in small patches. The closer to Canton I came, I noticed some of the damage caused by the storm that moved through the area three days ago. There were large trees totally uprooted, as well as branches and tops of trees broken off. There was also standing water in low places. A few miles from Canton, I saw a house with large trees on top...

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Mar 20, 2009 - Canton, Texas

On Thursday we left Boosier City and drove into Texas. I thought Bob was going to jump out of the motor home and kiss the ground when we crossed into Texas but he contained himself. I guess most of you know that Bob spent about 35 years in Texas and still thinks of it as home. We are staying at the Canton I-20 RV Park in Canton, TX, a very nice park but the wi-fi is a little iffy. Canton is famous for 1st Monday Trading Days, each month on the weekend before the 1st Monday there is a giant, I mean GIANT, flea market here. We drove by the...

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