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Dec 26, 2006 - The Piney Woods of Texas

East Texas is not what you expect. It is more similar to Bayou Country than Wild West. The pine forest is high and open. Frequently cattle (including longhorns) graze under the canopy while networks of rivers flow full to the banks. Houses all look like ranch houses. There are many historic sites in the area. We visited Sam Houston's home and the place where the Republic of Texas was born, but the tiny town of Cold Spring near us was just as historic with it's saloons and false fronts and its old jail house and hanging tree. We stayed...

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