Adieu, mes amis, adieu...

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Where I stayed
Village Creek State Park
What I did
Peace and Quiet

Flag of United States  , Texas
Monday, April 1, 2013

We were quite surprised at the turnout at our departure this morning. There were more than a dozen of fellow campers, who showed up to watch us hitch up the rig and ready ourselves for departure.  Email addresses and cards were exchanged and hugs were given and happily received.  One of the couples we met here at Betty's will be spending two months in Ennis, Montana fly fishing. Such a small world!

We headed out of the park and proceeded to find the "rough and curvy" road out of town.  It seems we have a magnet on Shorty that draws us to such road surfaces.  It was tolerable, however and soon we were on the varied surfaces of Interstate 10, heading west.

There is lots of water down here and we noticed numerous rice paddies with folks driving "floating tractors" on the surface of a few.  The trees thinned out some and more open agricultural fields appeared.  The weather held up fine with only broken skies and sweet blue skies showing.  The traffic got a bit hectic around St. Charles, still in Louisiana.  The turn signal definitely does NOT work when you get closer to Texas.  Must have something to do with the independence of such folk.  We had no close calls, but I believe that most folks really don't want to run into a motorhome anyway.  

We stopped at the Texas Welcome Center and Lynn replaced her well-worn map from our easterly journey through the Widest State.  We had lunch there and noticed how many RVs had stopped too.  There seem to be more and more of them as we head somewhat north and definitely west.

We found Village Creek State Park more easily than some.  We were greeted in a friendly manner by the girl at the entry.  Since I have a Texas State Parks Card, we get half off of any second night's fee.  It has really paid off for us.  

The campground was virtually empty when we arrived shortly after lunch.  Our site is surrounded by tall coniferous and deciduous trees on two sides and an abundance of birds can be seen and heard in the understory.  We like that, as you well know.

We took a short along the Village Creek Slough Trail and then returned to sit outside in the warm air and read.  The bugs finally encouraged us to go inside.

We had some leftovers for dinner.  Roast turkey and potato salad from the non-visit of our nephew.  It all works out, I reckon.

After dinner we took another walk around the park, but returned soon since the tiny insects were "bugging" Lynn.

There are a few more folks here now, but it's dead  quiet, as best as I can tell, not ever having been in such a state.  You know what I mean...

We hope to hike the Village Creek Trail in the morning, depending on the weather.  Rain is forecast, but you know how that goes.

More tomorrow...
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Sus on

Sounds like a day well spent.... Especially the sitting out listening to the birds. I got a bit of that myself yesterday, cept no trees or water.... It's a bit deserty looking around here. Better have a wet spring to make up for this crazy so called winter. Hope you get a good hike in today. Love yas

ferdie on

What a FANTASTIC send off, says a lot about you two! Something to be remembered for sure! Hope TX is just as friendly to you, lots in the news now of course! A week from today we head out on our bike trip to NV and AZ.....very anxious for a break! Be safe....hugs

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