Sunday, November 25, 2007

Home at Livingston, Texas

For many of us who travel fulltime we are members of the Escapee Club. They have the world's largest mail service. That's why our address is Rainbow Drive. They have a campground, home sites, and a care center. The care center is a day care center for those of us who need help recovering from surgery or illness or just plain old age and run by volunteers.

We arrived at the office only to have our WIN friends Jerry and Roberta Sypkens pull in right behind us. The rain lasted all day and night. Everyday at 4pm there is a social hour at the activity center. We went and found a few other Win's there. Carol Swatke, Barbara Brim, Carrie Huntington to name a few.

Monday the sun came out and so did the people in the park. Bob did work on the computor/IPod while Donna walked down and visited friends she met here in 1998. Then a late dinner in town. Will we ever learn how to use the convection oven and cook some meals at home? NAHHHHH

Tuesday was another sunny day. The park had lunch...turkey soup and hot ham and cheese subs for $3.50. We went and sat with Roberta and Jerry. Back at home we hit the computers again. We are hooked on Mahjong now.

Late afternoon our friends arrived Charlie and Gail Parker. Bob met them here when they were parked next to each other. They call each other brother. We went out to eat at the Mexican restaurant.

We left Livingston a day early as our jello shook up with a change of plans. Instead of going to Shreveport, LA to meet with Bob's sister Gail at a half way point we are going all the way to Hot Springs Village, AR where she lives. We stopped for an overnight at Texarkana, TX at the Elk's Lodge. There are two Elk's lodges in Texarkana, one in TX and the other in AR. The state line runs thru the center of the metropolitan area. It was a good thing we hadn't planned on going thru today as interstate 30 was blocked for hours while they rescued a trucker who's truck went over the side of the bridge and hung there while they tried to get him out.

We arrived at Lake Ouachita State Park. Have the old site that Bob had when he got his 5th wheel. We are facing the lake instead of backing in. That way we not only have a beautiful view of the lake but our back end is out in the open area and we have internet.
More later about our visit here.

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