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Oct 27, 2012 - Last Campground Before Alamo

We left the West Monroe, LA Walmart this morning and drove to Rockdale, TX a small town at the junction of state highway 79 and US 77 north of Kingsville, and checked into the city-owned Rockdale RV Park. We need to do some shopping and other tasks before we get to Alamo so we decided to stay for two nights. Two major tasks we accomplished while in Rockdale were to dye Mary's hair and get Halloween costumes for the Winter Ranch Halloween party on Wednedsay. We did some other incidental shopping as well though the shopping opportunities are...

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Our 2012 Travels

Oct 12, 2011 - Yet Another RV Resort

Today was another travel day. We started out under dark, overcast skies which looked ominous in the distance, but we were heading the other way, thankfully. As we turned west, we saw a beautiful rainbow and I got my camera out. As I was about to shoot the picture, lightning flashed right next to it. Darn it!! What a great picture that would have been. We had a bit of rain which we know is very welcome here in Texas, but soon it stopped and we have had cloudy skies for the rest of the day. -- We continued travel on Hwy 79 diagonally which is...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Dec 5, 2010 - Going West!

After a grand day yesterday we were ready to head in a southerly direction, looking for warmer temperatures. We had breakfast at McDonalds in Greenwood with Jeff and Trisha, then headed south on Highway 71 toward Texarkana. Our route included Atlanta, Carthage, Palestine, stopping for the night at Rockdale, Texas, parked in the WalMart parking lot. We are more than halfway to Zapata. We don't often stop at WalMart, but it is convenient and easy for overnight, on the road, on the way to a destination. Of course we repay WalMart's...

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Feb 23, 2010 - Day #5

Went for a great walk on a nature trail in Caddo Lake S.P. first thing in the a.m. Returned to the trailer, packed up and drove south west leaving the park about 11:00 a.m. Followed a route suggested by the TX Welcome folks southwest down TX #43, further on TX #79, further south on TX #77 and finally TX #72 to Choke Canyon S.P. Off the freeways and onto some two & four lane Texas highways. What a pleasant change. Stopped for lunch at a picnic area and met a couple from Quebec on their way to Big Bend. Noticed huge reclamation areas near the...

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Spring 2010

Dec 23, 2009 - You Know you are heading South when......

........the McDonald's playground is outside! ........people are wearing shorts! ........no jacket is needed walking in to WalMart! We left Trisha's at 8:25 this morning and 500 miles later we stopped at 6:20 at the WalMart in Rockdale Texas! This literally is half-way to Zapata! We have driven in 'hit or miss' rain all day. Most of the creeks and rivers are running full and there is lots of water in the flat fields. Glen asked permission to park tonight on the W/M parking lot and received the okay. Of course we shopped in the store,...

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Mar 2, 2008 - We made it to Rockdale, Texas.

Thursday we did our last laundry at our cute little laundromat. I didn't have a lot, but didn't want to travel with dirty clothes on board. We also picked up a couple of items at the grocery store. The local store had a sale on juice, so I got 4 big bottles of Apple, pink grapefruit, white grape and cranberry. All 4 are 100% juice with no sugar added. That's why it was such a good deal. Friday we got up early and went to Castroville and found one of the geocaches that we couldn't find the other day. It was back down on the Medina River. I...

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The Frugal Travelers

Jan 9, 2008 - The next stop on the way to San Antonio!

Leaving Missouri was a happy occasion. Louisiana also has warmer weather, and the sun came out just in time for our westward and soutward trek across the state. We took I-20 all the way to Shreveport, hoping we wouldn't run out of fuel. We made it with 30 gallons to spare! The gauge said "Empty" and Steve's stomach was in knots for the last 20 miles. Out of Shreveport, we entered Texas by route 79, and again headed west and south. The terrain of east Texas is beautiful, hilly and loaded with brooks and ponds. It was nice to be off the...

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