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pictures were taken with two cell phones and a Nikon 5100 (fancy camera)
|I am at Stop # 1|
I had a couple different options as to the route to get here. Although it was a few miles farther, I chose interstate highways all the way to Ennis. I don't mind traveling on two lane country roads but only if they have shoulders. I am always looking for shoulders on roads ever since Liberty had her tire blow out on the Indian Nations turnpike a while back. I sure was glad to be able to pull off onto a shoulder while waiting for help.
|This is about an hour into the trip. The blue skies were just teasing me at this point.|
|This is the overcast and dreariness that awaited me at the campground. Of the three days I stayed here, it was like this for the first two.|
The purpose for coming to this area was to see the Ellis County Courthouse in the town of Waxahachie. It is probably one of the most photographed courthouses in Texas and I wanted to see it in person. The cornerstone for the courthouse was laid in 1895 so it's almost 125 years old. It has had some renovations done to it over the years, but the basic structure is original with most of the interior as well. It is worth a stop to see it and walk around the square.
|Campsite #8 is level. I used one set of leveling blocks because of a depression in the surfacing.|
|A nice bare tree with Bardwell Lake in the background|
|Same bare tree on the left, but a green on on the right. The contrast was striking.|
|I think it is great they haven't removed this old tree.|
|A couple of ducks came swimming by while I was walking by the lake.|
|One was hungry. :)|
Tomorrow is moving day but only about an hour away. It will be another COE campground.
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.