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Apr 26, 2013 - Choke Canyon State Park

Three rigs, all New Horizons, drove down the road together and made it safely to Choke Canyon State Park yesterday. Although we drove through rain and a bit of construction our caravan leaders (Bruce/Mary Sue) guided us here to the park safely and without incident. We enjoyed a potluck in Bruce/Mary Sue's RV last night and another potluck again tonight in Ken/Lee's RV. Yummy food and enjoyable company made for a fun two evenings. We will head on to Buckhorn Lake Resort tomorrow to settle in for the week and participate in the New Horizons...

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Jan 8, 2011 - Where we might be headed

Today is not about our travel trailer travels, but a kind of response to one of you readers, a follow-up to "Slow Money" yesterday. It's about where we might be headed in a broader sense Twice in recent postings here, I've wondered aloud about why there has been no revolution. "Rollin" sent me a note saying that this notion grabbed his attention and that he'd get back to me. I really want to hear what his musings have revealed to him. Meanwhile, I've just begun to read a blog that my brother-in-law writes. Let me say that Jane's sister's...

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Jan 7, 2011 - Slow Money

Living in a trailer for months at a time, I miss some of the things that make our house a home back in Milford Center, Ohio. Although I grew up in that house, our having purchased it from my parents long, long before it became our retirement home, we have it decorated much differently now. I can see through the eyes of my imagination and memory the sepia-toned photo portrait of Jane's great-grandfather, Heinrich (Henz) Kaufmann, that hangs on our country-kitchen wall. On the other side of the replica Early American Hutch from that framed...

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Feb 25, 2010 - Day #8

Another peach of a day. Hiked around the park most of the day. Drove down to Choke Canyon South, a day use area, and saw pelicans & osprey. Flock of 500 Northern Pintails out on the lake. Deer seem to come out of nowhere and we saw some great racks. Gassed up in Three Rivers at a Valero station directly across the street from the Valero refinery and paid $2.59 per gallon. All other Valero stations prior & post this fill up were $2.45 to $2.55 – Go figure! Checked out some of the hundreds of fishermen and were told white bass were slow but...

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Spring 2010

Feb 23, 2010 - Day #6

Heading for Choke Canyon down some little used highways, no traffic and smooth as a baby's bottom. What a pleasure! Prior to leaving we filled the propane tank and learned a lot about life in some parts of Texas. Rockdale has a population of about 6,000. Local coal mining produced energy for an electrical generating station which in turn served an aluminium smelter. Smelter closes and goes off shore to a middle eastern country who is giving them power produced from natural gas for next to nothing. 1,200 jobs gone!Environmental powers are...

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Spring 2010

Feb 23, 2010 - Day #7

Great night, no heat required. Went birding first thing after the fog burned off. Scored 41 species including Northern Jacana and Olive Sparrow. Weather + 24 and clear as a bell. Took a drive into Tilden TX after lunch, population about 600 and the sight of the central elementary & high schools. Brenda mentioned as we were driving out “perhaps some of the Haitians should see this” - man she was one tough little town in the middle of nowhere. Lots of oil money, wells all over the place and new ones being drilled but damn little of it stays...

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Spring 2010



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