We left home on Friday, September 16, 2022. We spent two nights at Canal Campground on Lake Barkley. On Saturday night my college roommate from our freshman year at Trinity University drove over from Franklin, TN and we had dinner at a place called Patti's 1800 Settlement.
Canal Campground (COE) Lake Barkley, Cumberland River
Maumelle Park (COE) Little Rock AR, Arkansas River
Clear Spring Campground Corp. of Engineers (COE), Texas
Wright Patman Lake just SW of Texarkana, TX
Airport Campground (COE) Lake Waco
The Waco Mammoth National Monument was five minutes from our campsite. This was an interesting stop
Cattle Drive along the Brazos River. Unfortunately the foot bridge was closed for renovations
Brazos River, Waco, TX
Clint Harp of Fixer Upper fame and the new Magnolia Network show Restoration Road
The Castle that Chip & Joanna Gaines are re-modeling. There is a new Magnolia show on this project
George W. Bush Ranch, Crawford, TX
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
Inks Lake State Park, Burnet, TX
Our next destination was San Antonio, TX for five nights. Susan's older sister, Bobbe and her husband hosted a 70th Birthday Party for Susan and her twin sister, Sally. Three of Susan's nephews came, including her niece from Chico, CA, who surprised everyone. It was a fun time and the twins thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We met one of my college teammates/groomsman and the widow of another teammate in New Braunfels for lunch. We also had dinner with another teammate/roommate/groomsman and his wife at their home. It was nice catching up.
We spent a fun evening with The Mayo's Brian was my roommate, teammate, and groomsman in our wedding.
San Antonio / Alamo KOA
San Antonio River walk
70th Birthday Celebration. We all met for lunch at a wonderful Mexican Restaurant. Unfortunately nobody thought to take a picture
Galveston Island State Park
Grand Galvez Hotel. A favorite when not camping. This hotel was built in 1911.
Sunrise over the Gulf
East Fork Campground - Army Corp of Engineers (COE)
We headed to Dallas and East Fork Park to visit my sister and Mother. We spent 2 nights and had a great visit.
Jimmie Davis State Park, LA
We drove through Jackson, MS and decided to take the Natchez Trace Parkway. We have driven "The Trace" a number of times and this was the way to enjoy a leisurely drive. However, the bridge over the Tennessee River was closed and the detour through Florence, AL added over an hour to our drive to Oliver Travel Trailers in Hohenwald, TN
While our trailer was getting some warranty repairs we visited Amber Falls Winery. We camped here a year ago (Harvest Host) when we traveled to Hohenwald to take a tour of their facilities and place our order for our travel trailer.
Our last 2 nights were at Natchez Trace State Park, east of Memphis, TN. We drove back into Memphis to visit Susan's brother Jerry on Saturday. This state park cut off about 2 hours on our way back to Indiana.
Natchez Trace State Park
Susan & Jerry