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May 19, 2012 - Texas, a big and wonderful State

We crossed the Louisiana/Texas state line and headed to the Texas Welcome center at the 880 mile marker, just outside of Brownwood, TX. 880 miles is the distance to the other side of Texas if you took I-10 all the way across. More then a days drive, even for me, and I don't mind long trips. Welcome center was very informative, loaded up on so many books, maps, and info, that it took the RV a few minutes to level out. Nah just kidding. Off from here we went to our destination Kemah, TX, about 32 miles south of Houston, and 27 miles north of...

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Feb 24, 2010 - Orange, TX

Today we departed San Antonio for New Orleans. We decided to spend the night at a Flying J Truck Stop in Orange, Tx. We were parked in the middle of those big eighteen wheelers and it was a little noisy because they keep their engines/generators running all night, but as Carol says, we felt so safe. Best part is, it is a free overnight stop. We covered 300 miles today and 263 tommorrow. For dinner Carol fixed a roast chicken in the crockpot yesterday, so we had that with a salad. We had to turn on the generator for electricity, so we could...

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Apr 3, 2002 - Orange – Various Sites

Today was a very full day. I crossed back into Texas and stopped at the Travel Information Center in Orange to get brochures. First I paid a visit at the Stark Museum of Art, where I saw some wonderful pieces. This museum really hasn’t had the publicity that it deserves. It houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art. It began as a vision of H.J. Lutcher Stark. His interest in the arts followed that of his mother, Miriam Lutcher Stark, an enthusiastic collector of art, furniture and decorative items from...

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Apr 3, 2002 - Orange - Adventures 2000+ River Tour

After my museum visit, I joined the Adventures 2000+ River Tour on the Sabine River, a totally different kind of activity! Our guide explained that alligators are attracted to white, which is why his boat is white and why the alligators go after marshmallows. From the safety of the tour boat we saw quite a few alligators. We also saw the World Wide Water ship, which is owned by a missionary group who take well-drilling equipment to drought-stricken Third World countries to drill water wells.

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