Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

More Wow's (part 7 of ?) (10/4/2015 to 11/3/2015)

Location: New Rockdale RV Park; Mansfield, Louisiana

This is the seventh part of a multi-part posting of some of the "wow" moments from my travels. I started putting these together while I was stationary during Brandon's recovery from his second stroke. Today is day 98 since his second stroke and he continues to improve, little by little, each day. 

I will be hitting the road on the 29th of this month so I am trying to get up to date on these Wow posts. Remember, if you want to see more about a place, use the archive on the right side of the blog post. For my southern friends,,,,, Over yonder >>>>>>>>

This trip was a circle through Texas with many of the campgrounds in the great State Parks of Texas.

Some of the CCC work from the 1930's at Tyler State Park, Tyler, Texas

Great walking trails at Tyler State park for "non-flat belly" men like me.

A children's pool/wading pool built by the CCC nearly 80 years ago at Tyler State Park.


I camped in a Prairie Dog town at Lake Arrowhead State Park outside of Wichita Falls, Texas.

The "Falls" part of Wichita Falls, Texas

The upper reaches of the Red River near Wichita Falls, Texas

The Texas Longhorns at Copper Breaks State Park, near nothing, Texas


Little girl meets Longhorn


The rugged beauty of Caprock Canyon State Park

More Caprock Canyon State Park


Buffalo on parade at Caprock Canyon State Park. 

Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo, Texas.


Palo Duro Canyon.
A major Wow.

Palo Duro Canyon, second largest in the USA

From inside Palo Duro Canyon

West Texas Sunset at Amarillo

Another west Texas sunset. This one at San Angelo State Park, San Angelo, Texas

Aw,,,, the Gulf of Mexico at the Bolivar Peninsula

Ferry crossing into Galveston, Texas

The Pleasure Pier in Galveston

Sunset over Galveston and the Houston Shipping Lane

It's always a sad "wow" to see this location. The turn ahead is leaving the Bolivar Peninsula and heading to High Island and eventually home to Louisiana. It was a stormy day and the Gulf was angry, but it made it all the more "wow-full". 


Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


4 comments:

  1. We love Palo Duro Canyon. I recently read the history of the Comanche and was unaware that the canyon was the center of what was once Comancheria. It was not seen by a white man until late in the 19th century. Glad to hear you are getting back on the road and that your son is doing well.

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    1. That was one of my favorite places too. It was a surprise as to it's size and beauty.

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  2. I especially love the photo at sunset in Galveston of the shipping lane. We spent hours just enjoying watching the ships come and go. Happy travels.

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    1. Hello Barb, Yes, Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula are a favorite of mine. I like staying on Bolivar and riding the ferry home after dark. It's a nice trip.

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