Sunday, July 20, 2008

Locked In!

We were able to spend four days at Dangerfield State Park. It was beautiful as always, but it was really hot! I believe it was 100 or better everyday. We put that fifth wheel AC to the test. The AC worked like a champ. thank God, because there is nothing uglier than two large middle aged women stuck in hot flash mode on a hot summer day without AC. We spent most of our time indoors. We watched a couple of movies and did some reading. We had a pretty uneventful trip.

Last week we bought a king Pin Stabilizer tripod. I could not believe how well it works to stabilize the front of the trailer. It really does remove the movement. I was able to walk around in the bedroom and bathroom without experiencing that drunk feeling. There is nothing worse then getting up in the middle of the night to potty and feel like you walking aboard a fast moving ship in ruff water. It was well worth the money.

We did have one interesting experience. We decided to walk the dogs and found that we were locked in. That's right, locked in! We have been locked out in the middle of the night with no hidden key. After a few minutes of what on earth has happened? How do we get out of the thing without killing ourselves. It is a long way to the ground from these windows and better yet, which one of us can fit through these windows? Finally, I came to my senses and realized I could reach out the window next to the door. That worked great and no one got hurt! I just reached out and open the door from the outside. We were both relieved when it opened. It appeared the locking mechanism had come loose. I was able to take a screwdriver and tighten it up. Works like a charm!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tybee Island GA

Beach Money

Rusk, TX Train Ride

We recently went on a weekend camping trip to Rusk. We took Mother with us. She has always wanted to ride the train. It was a Mother's Day gift of sorts. We left on a Friday afternoon. The drive was nice and the weather was great. On Saturday morning we packed a picnic lunch and boarded the train. The train ride was really nice. I shot a lot of pictures. At Palestine we got off the train, found a picnic table and had lunch. It was a nice relaxing day. Did I mention the cowboys that rode the train with us? That would be Mother with the deputy.

Rusk, TX KOA

We recently visited the Rusk KOA. It is not a beautiful campground by any means, but it is very clean and has a lot of amenities.

Rusk KOA is centrally located between Dallas and Houston, enjoy the beauty and history of the cool Texas Piney Woods region. Ride the Texas State Railroad's steam train, walk the longest footbridge in the nation, play golf at local courses, visit a wildlife park, browse antique and specialty stores, enjoy the local food and wines, or just relax on the campground. The area hosts a wide variety of festivals and rodeos throughout the year.
KOA's hilltop location offers breezes and beautiful sunset views. Cool off in the large saltwater swimming pool.

The surroundings are wonderful. It sits perched on a hill overlooking trees and offers beautiful sunsets. It is quite and is located in Rusk, Texas. It is close to the Dallas area. The real attraction is the train ride and the longest wooden foot bridge.

Little Kitchen Cooks Great Meals

When we travel we like to eat at restaurants that serve local flare and we make a point to visit the local grocery stores and markets.
Dawn enjoys cooking even when we travel. This is a great little kitchen to cook in. It is very practical for a small space.

There are a lot of pros to having your own kitchen when you travel, you can eat at our leisure, you don't have to wait in line and you know the food will be just like you like it!
We are really looking forward to this years annual Thanksgiving trip. We can both work in this kitchen at the same time.