Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tyler Too

We left in rain from Bandera, Tx and the dance rally. Another rally was to start and we couldn't stay. The trip to Tyler was over 350 miles so we spent a night at the city park in Hearne. Very quiet. Except in the morning around 7 a slew of cars came in. I called to Bob to rise and shine as we may be hemmed in. A truck was parked near out front door so I called and asked him if everyone was coming for coffee. No, it's a pickup stop for school buses. They were all cleared out in about 20 minutes.

We left and went thru some pretty back country roads. Wildflowers were out. We arrived near Arp, Tx to stay on some land owned by a fellow SKP member who offer's his place for parking. Normally he has people park near the house but they were having a party so he opened the gates to a field next door.

Thanks Bill & Joanne.

After lunch and meeting them we headed to Kilgore and the East Texas Oil Well Museum. There was so much rain when the oil boom hit the streets looked like this. The town has these oil derricks all over town.

In the evening we met John & Sandy Cunningham at El Charro restaurant at Tyler for dinner and a lovely visit. They followed us out to our motorhome as they were curious about our "fulltime" rving. John was impressed with the garage and is ready to hit the road.

The next morning we went into Tyler and toured the Rose Gardens. The whole area smelled wonderful. The roses were beautiful
as were the azaleas.

The rose queens gown was on display in the museum.

When we got back we had a brief visit with Bill and Joanne and moved up the road 70 miles to Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails park. Took the car out and found a site out in the open which we ended up needing as there was no electricity to our site. Since we "know how to dry camp" we decided to stay put instead of finding a new site. Here for two nights.

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