Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Saturday, June 03, 2017
We are enjoying our frist few day here at the beach and have already seen a lot of ponies. We love seeing them come by our camp site daily. The weather has been great the last few days with a lite breeze and nice temps. Hoping the rest of the month is the same.
This us one of favorite campgrounds and it is even better with Tim and Kelly who we met in Florida camping next to us. This is our 4th year spending the month of June here on Assateague Island National SeaShore and ever year it gets a little better.
Here are just a few of pictures that we have so far. We also seen a seal sunning itself on the beach.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
In 3 days we will be packing up and headed to Assateague Island National Sea Shore for the month of June. It will be nice to spend a little time at the beach and visit with friends that will be there also. Hoping to get some more nice pictures of the ponies. See you at the Beach !!
Monday, March 13, 2017
The second thing that we noticed was the price of diesel fuel has gone back up again and it is crazy as to how much difference there is from station to station. The truck stops on the interstates seem to be always higher than the rest of the smaller stations, I guess that is because they know the big rigs do not have a lot of choice and have to use the truck stops. Is diesel not cheaper to make then gas?
When we are traveling across country we sometime like to pull into a Walmart or Cracker Barrel or some other places overnight for a little rest and some sleep before driving on. We always ask permission and try to park in a will lit area. However we had our first bad experience in Newton Mississippi. We where parked at the far end of the lot at about 12pm when heard a truck running outside of our camper , I looked ousidet the bedroom window and saw a pickup parked next to ours with 2 guys in side looking at our truck. They sat there for a 5 minutes and then pulled off and 15 minutes later they where back sitting there again . Not sure what they where up to but at this point we where not comfortable staying there so we pulled out and just decided to drive through the night. That is why we made the trip back so fast.
Now we are back in Maryland I think the man upstairs is messing with us, it is COLD and the wind is blowing and they are calling for snow, ugh!!!! This is a shock to our system after being in Texas and having 70 and 80 degree weather. Maybe it will not last to long and get warm soon, we are looking forward to summer.
As most of you know there is always something that goes wrong when you travel a lot in a RV . We had a great trip until with where setting up at our camp site in Maryland. As we where getting ready to unhook form the truck one of the front landing gear was not going down. After doing a little looking we found that a shear pin had broke and came out. After a easy repair we had the gear fixed and where all set up. Now we are ready for some fun.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
We are looking forward on getting back to Maryland and seeing all our friends and eating some good seafood. That is one of the things we mess the most is being able to find good fresh seafood and a cheese steak sub. We where a one place here in Texas and they did not even know how to make a cheesesteak sub, guess it is more of a East Coast thing not sure! I have a few projects that I am wanting to get done once we get settled in at the park that we will be hosting for this summer. And maybe will have some time to work on a few ink pens, have not had a lot of time to make any here in Texas.
Our time is growing short here and will be posting our plans as soon as we have then all worked out. We in the process of planning our route, going to try to take a new route back and see some things we have not had a chance to see yet. To our friends in Crisfield Md. get the cheesesteaks and pizza ready we are coming!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Today Gwen and I visited Old Fort parker Historical Park. We enjoyed seeing how the pioneers lived and how hard it must of been for them. Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort which pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1832. In 1832 , Daniel Parker a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to got to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July 1833 in ox drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the city of Elkhart, Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons Silas, James and Benjamin began in Dec. 1833 to clear land and construct “ Parker Fort “.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It is hard to believe that we have been at Fort Parker State Park for more than two week now. Time is going by fast and we have been having such a good time and staying busy that I have been a little slow updating the blog. Fort Parker is a small park with only 35 camp sites and 10 mini cabins. The site are setup so there is lots of room between sites and easy to get into. Some of the sites might be a little short for bigger rigs. We are on a host site on the top of the hill is the shelter area and have a great view of the campground.
The mini cabins are just a basic cabin with only a picnic table inside so campers must bring their own camping gear, cots, sleeping bags and whatever else you might need. The cabins do have electric and there is plenty of room inside. They also have a outside table and fire ring and room for parking. These are nice for people that like basic camping and gives you a nice place to get out of the weather.
The T pier is a great spot for fishing or watching the sunsets in the evenings. There is also a fish clean station for cleaning any fish you might catch.
In the day use area the is a nice nature center , boat ramp and the park rents kayak and canoes. There is also a shelter for picnics.
We are told what we are going to be really busy in the coming weeks with a Trout Clinic being held for the kids, there will be fishing, games and food. The local Bass Club is also giving the kids free fishing rods so this should be a good time. I will try to get lots of pictures if I get some free time. It is on the weekend of Jan 29th both Sat and Sun.
As soon as I have time I will be posting more pictures of the park so keep check back on the blog.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Yesterday we pulled out of Lake Corpus Christi State Park for what we thought was going to be a short trip to our next stop. Boy where we wrong, 6 1/2 hours later we stopped into Oak Forest RV Park. The day started out with our puppy getting sick all over me in the truck. It went down hill after that . We where getting ready to pull in for something to eat when we blow a tire on the camper.
To make a long story short we called road side service to find someone to change a tire. In the mean time a nice guy stopped to see if we needed any help. So him and I got to work changing the tire that turned out to be not that hard. I did learn that I need some better blocks in case this happens again.
Now we are just relaxing and enjoying the day the weather has turn out great 73 and sunny. First time we have seen any sun in about a week. Pulling out tomorrow for what we hope.will be a short 2 hour trip to Fort Parket State Park where we will be camp hosting for the next two months .
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
I have been a little lazy postings updates lately. Everything is going great here and we are having a good time and meeting new friends. Gwen has the Christmas tree and declarations up inside and lights outside on the RV and trees. So I guess we are as ready for Christmas as we are going to be. We are looking forward to the up coming Christmas Dinner that the park is putting on, should be a good time. Then there will be a pot luck dinner the volunteers are having along with a cookie swap. Guess I am not going to loose any weight this month. It is hard to believe that we have been here for over a months already. Time goes fast when you are having fun. It will not be long and we will be getting ready for our next move to Fort Parker State Park. Hope the weather does not get to cold there, it is north of where we are at now. The weather here has been all over the place here the last few days. There was a cold front that moved through and we had rain and cool weather for a few days and then the sun was back out yesterday and back in the 70’s . Now today it is cool and damp out. But at lease we don’t have snow.
We met a really nice couple camping behind. Now Gwen has a new shopping friend. Talking with them they where telling us the when setting up they noticed that the wheels on the camper on one side seems to be too close together. Stated that after they had looked under the RV that had the springs on one side had broken and failed completely and the springs on the same axle on the other side where broken in a couple different places. Do not know how they ever made it to the campground. They are not sure how long it had been like that are how long they had driven with it that way. They checked with a few of the local RV dealers and it would be two weeks before they could do any thing . So we decided that we would fix it at the campground. It was not as hard as I though it might be and after getting all the tools needed we had both springs replaced . Lesson learned always crawl under the RV and inspect every thing before heading out on a camping trip and carry a good bottle jack, Nice to have for flat tires or to make repairs.
Sorry we do not have any pictures to post. We have been just hanging around the campground visiting with the other camper and not doing any road trips lately. The campground has been full most of the time and we just like meeting the other camper and getting together and finding where they have been in their travels and where they are from. I have also taken time to make a few more ink pens ( my new hobby ) on the days it is nice and sunny. So for now we are just hanging out here in the South of Texas and thinking about all you guys up North shoveling snow!