Eastward Ho!

May 2, 2015 § 2 Comments

After City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico,  we went to Rock Hound State Park then Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico before heading east to Texas staying in a Walmart in Fort Stockton TX on route to Grainger Lake Corps of Engineers project near Austin TX.

Next was a visit with Mark and Charlotte in Houston TX.  We stayed in the Elks club a few blocks from their house which is very convenient for eating, playing bridge, eating, laughing, eating, playing bridge, and generally having a good time.  The only downside was the bad storms each night but we survived.

We are looking forward to seeing them along with Brett, Gregg, and Genia sometime during this summer in Champaign Illinois.

We then went to Steinhagen Lake in eastern Texas where we encountered more storms but generally had a relaxing time.


Rocky Point campground was the next corps of engineers project at Wright Patman Lake near Texarkana TX/AR.

Hot Spring National Park west of Little Rock AR was a little disappointing.   The Gulpha Gorge campground was nice enough but as with many of the national park campgrounds, the sites are close to one another and was built originally to late 1920’s standards.  Most of the sites had been upgraded with electric hookups for $24 per night but we stayed in a site with no hookups at $10 ($5 for us old geezers).

The park itself is an original early reserve then national park in the early part of the last century.   In our opinion it is an example of a ‘has been’.

This is a town/park that we drove through when we didn’t have the time to explore sometime ago so it was on our list to revisit.  Enough said.

We are now in the Ouachita National Forest at a corps of engineers Nimrod Lake campground about 50 miles north of Hot Springs AR.

Next up will be the Table Rock Lake near Branson Missouri.


§ 2 Responses to Eastward Ho!

  • Tammy Evans says:

    Hope you had a nice visit with Mark and Charlotte. Are you going to take in a show in Branson? Please say hello to everyone for us. Be safe!

  • Jan Phillips says:

    What a marvelous travelogue the last week of so. We have been to Cape Coral and back (Fri.-Tues) and now trying to catch up. Dave is going on a sleep machine tonight –supposedly for a long period–let’s hope it helps. Your style of travel is much better than 4 airports we had coming home last night. Keep the good news coming.

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