Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fun times and on down the road…

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We really enjoyed our stay at South Toledo Bend State Park and we stayed a few days longer than planned because of a couple of reasons. One was our site was in a really nice park with hiking and biking trails and our spot had a fabulous 180 degree view of the lake. The other reason was we camped by some really great people. Kay and Larry kept us up late most nights as Larry, who could play a mean guitar and sing, would sing some great songs and I bet we heard him play and sing half of all the songs Elvis ever played… We hope to run into them again some day down the road…

imageWe left Toledo Bend Reservoir pretty early Sunday morning since there was a bad line of thunderstorms blowing through central Texas. I looked at weather.com to see when the best window of opportunity was for leaving and when it arrived we were packed up and ready to go.

The first hour was totally uneventful as it was overcast and not very windy. Then when we got to Jasper, Texas we started to get some rain drops and by the time we hit Livingston, Texas all hell broke loose… Heavy rain, gusty winds and eight months ago it would have bothered me. But now, I am very comfortable driving our rig… Abbey… She now has a name!

Abbey just went on down the road with little fanfare from the storm. The only IMAG0679exiting moment was when a wind shear slammed into us and discombobulated our passenger side windshield wiper. With it raining real hard and nowhere to pull off we had to limp into a little town until we were able to find a spot to pull over and make a repair. The repair was very simple and after we ate a bit of lunch we were on our way and finally got into Bryan, Texas.

IMAG0678We pulled into our site at Aggieland RV Park and then the sun began to peek out. Settled in we made our way over to our favorite restaurant and had dinner… man it is really nice to be eating some good Mexican food again. We will be in this area for about a month as we take side trips to visit the grandkids, my mother, and some friends in nearby towns…  We are looking forward to visiting family and friends in Texas…

Note: All photos taken at South Toledo Bend Reservoir.

14 comments:

  1. Glad you made it safe and sound. Driving in rain like that is no fun at all.

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    1. as it turns out we got to thinking and it was the first time we drove in heavy rain...

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  2. Too scarey driving in the rain! Enjoy your visit with family. What a nice way to start the spring. ~wheresweaver

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    1. and the bluebonnets are just starting to flower...

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  3. Glad you made it safely that front was a windy one!

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    1. yes it was and all the creeks from east Texas to Austin were out of there banks...

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  4. David did a Master's degree at Texas A&M and laughed out loud when I told him that you were staying in Aggieland. Love it!
    I know you will enjoy being back with family and friends!!

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    1. yep even i got a master's degree at Texas A&M...

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  5. It's nice to have the confidence to drive in that kind of weather. I like it myself, used to love driving my car in the snow or rain storms, but not when it gets TOO windy and I'm driving the RV. Then it's scary and I stop until things calm down.

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    1. took me a good six months of driving it before confidence replaced nervousness...

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  6. Glad you made it safely. Enjoy your visits.

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  7. Enjoy your time with family and friends in "Aggieland", you now Southeast Conference people. We'll have to look up some of your campground posts from your travels in the east last year.

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  8. Now back in your old stompin grounds have fun visiting.

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