We left Nacogdouches on Saturday morning, figuring to drive until right after lunch. However, that didn’t happen. We stopped for lunch in Hope, Arkansas, which is the birthplace of Bill Clinton. We had lunch at a great barbeque place called Big Jake’s Barbeque.
After lunch we continued driving, hoping to find a place for the night. After several bad campgrounds, we ended up staying at the WalMart in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was warm and humid, so missed the hookups. But, the place was very quiet.
We left Sunday morning and drove up the 70 to 30 to 630 to 430 to 40N and then to 65 to Escapees Turkey Creek Park, which is very close to Branson. The drive through Arkansas was beautiful – through the Ozarks. We crossed over a large lake and through lots of trees. Before entering Missouri, we drove through Clinton, Arkansas, Bill Clinton’s home town growing up.
On our way to the Escapees park we went to the big tourist place called Ferguson’s where we got the biggest and best homemade cinnamon rolls. That was lunch for today, and we only ate half one of the. When we got to Turkey Creek, that night we went to a local pizza place called Hook and Ladder Pizza. This is owned by Firemen and all waiters are dressed in firemen clothes and they have uniforms that you can try on. One of the waiters made a really cute flower out of folded napkins and gave it to me. All the wait staff were very friendly, and the food was pretty good.
The weather has cooled down a little and we are getting a little rain and thunder/lightning. We have to be in Sedalia on Wednesday so will have to find another place closer for Tuesday night.
We have spent the last three days at Motorhomes of Texas, in Nacogdouches, Texas, getting our Foretravel rig serviced. We got it to the service bay at 8:00 am each morning, and took it back to campground at 5:00 pm. During the day John, Sadie and I sat in the waiting room and visited with other Foretravel owners. Each day I went out and got us lunch – Chik-fil-a, Dolly’s Diner and Newk’s Pizza. All great lunches.
Tomorrow morning, Saturday, we will start the trip to Sedalia, Missouri for the Escapade.
We left Huntsville this morning (Mother’s Day) and drove down the 19 to 190, across Lake Livingston to this campground.
When we arrived at the KOA it had great views of Lake Livingston, but the sites and roads were a little narrow. The place was jam packed when we arrived, because it’s Mother’s Day. After lunch many of the locals left and it became less crowded.
John took me to dinner for Mother’s Day, to the Farm House Restaurant. It is on KOA property and right on the lake. He had chicken fried steak and I had Chicken Juarez, both excellent. We were seated outside so watched people water ski and jet ski. For dessert we split a piece of pecan chocolate chip homemade pie and it was beyond excellent. With calls and gifts from kids and grandkids, and dinner last night and today, this has been a fabulous Mother’s Day.
Tuesday we will head to Livingston to pick up our mail and see the place, and then on to Nacogdouches to have some work done on our rig.
So far this has been a great trip, and lots more to come.
We arrived at the Classy RV Park, in Huntsville, Texas, on Friday, May 10. We decided to stay two nights to get us up to our reserved nights at the KOA on Lake Livingston. While at this RV Park, we went to Daisy’s Diner for dinner. I had a Holy Moly Chicken Po’boy, with buffalo chicken, cheese, guacamole, lettuce and tomatoes, and fries. John had a regular cheeseburger – both meals were delicious.
Tomorrow, Mother’s Day, we will head across Lake Livingston to the Lake Livingston Onalaska KOA.
After a very pleasant three day stay at Premier RV Resort on Aransas Island, we took their free ferry to the mainland to start our next day’s travels.
After getting off the ferry we started toward Victoria, Texas. Along the way we went over this great bridge over the ocean.
That night we stayed at Summer Breeze RV Resort in Victoria, Texas. It was a nice park, but it had the same issues all of the other campgrounds we have stayed in here in Texas, have. Workers that are needed for the immense repairs caused by Hurricane Harvey take up the majority of spots in all of the campgrounds.
Next, Huntsville, Texas
After leaving Brownsville and a stay of three days, we drove to Port Aransas, where the Hurricane Harvey came ashore last summer. We are staying at the Pioneer Beach Resort for three days and then will continue heading to Nacogdouches, through Houston and Livingston, Texas . We have an appointment at the Motorhomes of Texas Service Center on May 16, so will arrive there on May 15.
Sadie and John on Beach by campground . Hurricane Harvey damage
Well, the Cummings Repair Shop couldn’t find anything wrong with the engine; in fact, they said it engine looked great. Said it could be fan solenoid and we should have it checked when we get to Motorhomes of Texas.
So, from Santa Fe we drove to Alice, Texas to a Passport America RV park that looked great. But, it had no pullthru sites so we didn’t stay. There was only one other place in town – WalMart. So, we stayed there. It was really quiet, until 2:30 am when two trucks started loaded stuff from one to the other. Very loud and disturbing. When they finished we went back to sleep and again it was very quiet.
The next day we drove to Brownsville, Texas and stayed at another Passport America park, Winter Haven Resot. This place was really nice – permanent home for some stick houses, park models and motorhome garages. It was so nice and quiet we decided to stay 3 nights. We drove into Brownsville, to South Padre Island, and to Bosa Chica Beach.