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Apr 14, 2018 - Texas

Today and tomorrow are traveling, laundry and grocery days while we begin heading in a more north west direction. Tonight Rusk, .. tomorrow Abilene, Texas. Straying less and getting more focused on hitting our first goal of this trip .. Mesa Verde. Hoping they have an old folks tour.

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Oct 26, 2012 - Morning skeet and off toward home

October 26, 2012 (Friday)-What a way to start the day! Bill and James wanted to do a little shooting in the morning, so we set up their bird flinger and Bill brought out an array of Winchester Model 12 pump shotguns. He had a 12 ga., 16 ga. and a 20 ga. We shot them all. That got Susan up and going! We said our goodbyes and headed out to Texas. Other than getting rained on most of the day and being stopped in traffic near the Louisiana border into Texas we had a mostly uneventful day. We settled in a KOA in Rusk, Texas where we could get...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Rusk, Texas

Rusk’s main claims to fame are the “world’s longest footbridge” and the Texas State Railroad. The town of about 5,000, located in “Deep East Texas,” was named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and it became the county seat of Cherokee County in 1846, although only one family lived there at the time. The footbridge is 546 feet long and four feet wide. It was originally built in 1861 to allow residents who lived on the east side of the valley to cross into downtown during the rainy season. It has...

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2011-Adventures

Sep 6, 2010 - All good things come to an end.

The festival has been an absolute blast! There were just over a thousand attendees and 99% of the people have immigrated to the Houston or Dallas, Texas area. It makes one wonder how many other such South African Festivals take place around the country. I know they have festivals in California as well. The people originated from all over South African, but what struck us the most was that the mix was perhaps 70% Afrikaans and 30% English. Anyhow, we all got on so well together and just had a ball. There were various judging categories: The...

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Living our RV Dream!

Sep 4, 2010 - South African Potjie Festival

Sorry I haven’t posted regularly but we have had such full days that there has not been any time to journal. Last night we literally fell into bed after midnight. I must tell you all that I drove 378 miles yesterday, no problem staying awake at all because I had Lisa to chat to on the trip to Rusk. Tony on the other hand had our 11 year old grandson, Alessi with him and Gucci in the truck and he almost lost his mind with Alessi climbing over the seats from the back to the front, kicking him in the head during the maneuver (by mistake), then...

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Living our RV Dream!

Sep 28, 2007 - The longest day

We broke the travel record today. Again started moving at 4AM and traveling at 5AM. Continued thru Tennessee and Georgia. Changed to central time in Alabama (wonderful rest stops). Trucked on across Louisiana. Made it to Texas (speed limit on those back roads is 65 miles an hour) at 8:30PM. Even though the campground office was closed for the night, the owners were still around. I got a personal escort to my site. Great, 'cause I had no capacity left for reading a campground map. Annette's house is only a short drive in the morning. A three...

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