Pictures taken with a Nokia Lumia Icon 929 and Google Pixel 2XL cell phones.
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I got a very early start this morning and was on the road by 7:40 a.m. I was trying to get hitched up before the heat and humidity set in. Even starting that early, my shirt was soaked by the time I was ready to drive away. Luckily, I planned ahead and had a fresh shirt in the truck to put on. The towing distance was about 265 miles with essentially all of it on Interstate highways. With the exception of hitting about 3 bumps in Louisiana and about 6 in Texas, the trip was uneventful. These 9 bumps were memorable since they were so bad, the spice bottles flew out of the spice rack. That has never happened before in the 5+ years of RV'ing. I hit Dallas around 11 and never slowed down. Freedom was locked in on 65 mph and we cruised right on through.
The campground is a Corp of Engineers campground located on the man-made lake named Benbrook Lake. It's an older campground and is beginning to show it's age but overall I'm satisfied with it and at $14.00 per night with the senior pass, that makes it even better. I now have a lifetime pass instead of an annual pass. I asked for an $20.00 annual pass but the nice lady said they were out, but I could convert my expired annual pass to a lifetime pass for $60.00. Since I couldn't get an annual pass and the next location for me to get one would be Gunnison, Colorado, I decided to bite the bullet and get the lifetime pass. It immediately reduced by campground fees at this park by $42.00. Just on this trip alone, the pass will save me close to $200.00.
|This is the campsite. The picture was taken with my new cell phone. The jury is still out on it.|
|View from the picnic table.|
|A Gnarled old tree on the banks of the lake.|
|Buc-ee's Gas Stations continue to prove things are bigger and better in Texas. I didn't count the number of gas pumps but a rough estimate would be around 75.|
|This is inside Buc-ee's. Yep, that is four self serve Icee machines on the left. You can even see to the other end of the store. Everything Bigger and Better in Texas???|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.
We love Buc-ee's. When we tell people about it they can't imagine how big it is. Loved your Mother's joke. I worked with a woman in California who was from Texas and we heard daily how everything is bigger and better in Texas. Sometimes I think she might be right. It is a pretty impressive state. Keep travelin' safely.ReplyDelete
I don't know about the better part but everything is certainly farther in Texas Safe travels.ReplyDelete
We have stayed at that park a few times. Not awesome, but not bad. Glad to see you back on the road.ReplyDelete