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Apr 14, 2013 - shore am thirsty!!!!
If you remember, Wayne has found Nirvana on this trip twice – once at the chili cook-off in Terlingua and the other at The Shed in Ocean Springs. Today he has found...............what’s the opposite of Nirvana? For him it is Smith County in Texas. Wayne’s cousin, Rick, lives in a place called Hallsville, Texas which just happens to be pretty much right on the road we were taking when leaving Louisiana. So with unusual foresight we contacted Rick and met him for a wonderful 2 ½ hour lunch. He is one of those people that if you haven’t seen...Jump to full entry
Mar 31, 2013 - Babies in the Spring
March 31, 2013 Part of the fun of living on a 2800 acre ranch is being here in the spring to herald in the new births. We have had calves being born since the day we arrived and have finally gotten the last one on the ground. They are Hereford babies and are they ever cute! Our neighbors, Tom and Swany, are old hands at cows and calving. Their lives have been spent raising Angus cows in Iowa. Swany says theses mamas are spoiled and very few of them know the proper way to take care of their young. They take them close to the road and let...Jump to full entry
Feb 22, 2013 - Out of town adventure--Quitman and Tyler
Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 Out of town we go, but first I must get my hair cut. There are several things that are problematic as an RVer. One is getting my do done. After that horrendous haircut at the air force base in Albuquerque, I now only go to Aveda salons. Thanks to my daughter Katie for that advice! It did not fail me this time and I learned new places to eat at in the bargain. G and I have discovered that some of the best restaurants are in small towns. Indeed, Johnson City has a fabulous place on the square called Pecan Street Brewery...Jump to full entry
Dec 11, 2012 - Tyler, TX
We have started our trip back to Orlando, Florida where we will spend Christmas. Our plan is to make a 200 mile journey every other day to get there. The stops along the way are going to be determined mostly by the distances and not by tourist attractions along the way. We are now in Bullard, just outside Tyler, Texas. The most interesting thing about Tyler is that it is the original home of the Tyler rose, and yes, there is a yellow version. Tyler rose root stock is hardy and is used for almost all grafted rose plants. We did not go in to...Jump to full entry
Dec 3, 2012 - very LAST entry...
ok, this will be it, no more entries. We have taken the many photos and stories and put them in a book. Now the book is quite expensive, so we are not selling it, the only reason why we made the decision to create a coffee table style book is because we didn't want to lose all the work involved writting the stories and loading the photos on this wonderful travel site. So with that said, we are officially through. Thanks so much for those who read the stories and made comments back to us, we certaintly enjoyed the encourgements verbage and...Jump to full entry
Aug 23, 2012 - Productive Day
Tyler, TX Tyler State Park We are in a very nice state park and very few people are here. It was a quiet day in the woods while we worked on the motorhome. Ron was able to fix the tail light but it ended up being quite a project with a lot of work under the front dash. While he was doing that I wiped down the entire motorhome (at least up to the height I could reach). Since it had just been washed it wasn’t too dirty except for the splattered bugs in the front. After I finished that I decided to apply a coat of wax (the kind in the spray...Jump to full entry
Aug 22, 2012 - Lufkin, TX to Tyler, TX
Lufkin, TX to Tyler, TX 95 miles We had a very pleasant drive and stopped at a beautiful rest area to have lunch. It was actually on top of a hill with views across the valley. The historical sign indicated the area had been a gathering place for many years and the view was 35 miles. It was beautiful, manicured, and extremely clean. It was a nice surprise for just a rest area stop. Life on the road is not always easy and today we are being challenged. Our back air conditioner decided to quit working, one tail light decided to stop working,...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2012 - Home, but our hearts are still on the road!
Just got home from our much needed trip. We left for Tyler State Park last Thursday and spent a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend there. One of the best parts of camping is doing nothing. When you have high stressed jobs and you need to unwind, it's nice just to do nothing. Charles and I love to read on our nooks and spend time walking the dogs. Cricket our Long-haired Chihuahua is getting to where she just can't make the trip anymore. You have to give her and A+ for effort, but it's very much a struggle. Winston, our West Highland Terrier on...Jump to full entry
Dec 5, 2011 - Let it snow, let it snow!
See the pictures to see what we saw upon awakening! Our daughter said it began snowing about 7:00 a.m., called us at 7:30 to see what happening. We left about 9:15 with 2-3 inches of snow. We drove south on Highway 71 toward Texarkana, and drove out of it about an hour south of Greenwood. It rained all night. The creeks and rivers were running full, bank to bank. We arrived in Tyler Texas about 4:00, found the Walmart, and are parked next to Glen's sister, Myrna, in her motorhome. We have enjoyed the visit; and realized that we haven't...Jump to full entry
Dec 5, 2011 - Quilts handmade by my mother.
My mother has enjoyed the crafting of quilt tops for several years. She finished the tops, then had the majority of them machine quilted as opposed to hand quilting. The art of hand quilting is a dying art. It is hard to find someone to hand quilt. Every quilt is beautiful and stitched with love. Each of her children and grandchildren will enjoy the quilts for many years.Jump to full entry
Nov 23, 2011 - Long Travel Day
We knew today was going to be a REALLY long day so got everything ready to make it an easy one; or so we hoped! We were up and getting the final minute things accomplished at 5:00 this morning and were fully underway, pulling out of the RV park shortly before 6:00. Jerry had hooked up the car the night before, had taken up the sewer and water hoses and cleaned the front windshield. While Jerry's doing the outside work, I'm getting the inside "stuff" ready. I got all the fixings for white chicken chili to put in the crock pot at some point...Jump to full entry
Oct 20, 2011 - evidence of drought
We're actually in a little place called Frankston, Texas, but it is about 15 miles SW of Tyler. This morning started out cool and clear, then as the miles brought us closer to Texas, it began to warm up. Stopped outside of Benton, AR for gas, and then continued on our way. We were grateful to get into Texas since the roads seemed to be smoother. We stopped at the Texas Welcome Center in Texarkana to have lunch; there were six other RVs there, probably for the same reason. At Mt. Pleasant we started our “cross country” trip. We consider it...Jump to full entry